Modesto Irrigation District - Custom Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

March 21, 2019


The MPower Custom Rebate Program is available to larger commercial, industrial or agricultural customers that replace existing equipment or systems with high efficiency equipment.  To be eligible for this program, replacement projects must meet the following requirements:

  • Reduce electrical energy usage,
  • Operate for a minimum of 5 years after installation,
  • Exceed current California Title 24 Standards where applicable,
  • Be installed i accordance with all applicable local, state and national codes and ordinances, 
  • Not begin project work prior to receiving rebate acceptance letter from MID,
  • Must not qualify for MPower Express or MPower Custom Lighting rebate programs

Applicants may be subject to a pre-installation inspection and post-installation inspection of project area and equipment. There is also a minimum rebate amount of $250 or $100 for the Lighting Custom Rebate. For specific program details and instructions on how to apply, customers should download the custom rebate catalogs located on the program web site (custom rebate found here and the lighting custom rebate application can be found here).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Energy Management Department
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Lighting Measures:
On Peak Lighting: $200/kW reduced or $.05/kWh reduced
Off Peak Lighting: $0.02/kWh reduced

Other Measures:
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: $500/kW reduced or $0.10/kWh reduced
Other Equipment: $350/kW reduced or $.07/kWh reduced

(The kWh reduction is during the first year and the kW reduction is during the peak period, if applicable.)
Maximum Incentive: The lesser of 50% of the eligible project cost or the maximum incentive amount from the Acceptance Letter.

Rebate caps are adjusted according to MID's electric rate schedule they vary from $10,000 - $500,000. Exemptions from rebate caps can be requested.
Equipment Requirements: Almost any project that involves the replacement of existing equipment with high efficiency equipment may be eligible for the rebate.


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Modesto Irrigation District
Address: 1231 11th Street
Modesto CA 95352-4060
Phone: (209) 526-7339

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.