SMUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

June 02, 2022


Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a wide array of incentives for its commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. SMUD offers four different rebate programs to accomplish this goal.

Customers who know the energy upgrades they want to install, have a contractor, and are ready to start should consider the Express Energy Solutions. For customers who don't know where to start, the Complete Energy Solutions program may be a good place to begin. Complex, large, and industrial projects are often good candidates for the Custom Retrofit Program. For new construction measures, customers should consider the Integrated Design Solutions Program.

Detailed incentive amounts for each program may be found at the above link and on their respective tabs.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • Industrial Systems General
  • Industrial System / Process Specific
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Express Energy Solutions
Fluorescent to LED: $10 - $35
Fluorescent HO to LED: $14 - $28
HID Lighting to LED: $10 - $125
Refrigeration: $4 - $100
Packaged AC: $60 - $150/ton
Packaged Heat Pump: $50 - $125
Other Heating and Cooling: $50 - $150/ton
Water Heating: $500 - $1,350
Foodservice Equipment: $75 - $2,750
Gas-fired Heating/Cooling to Electric Heat Pump Space Heating: $500/ton - $550/ton or $1,000 - $2,000/unit
Gas-fired Water Heating to Electric: $1,000 - $4,000
Multifamily Incentives: Varies, see website for details

Complete Energy Solutions
Varies, see website or call 1-855-822-2936 for details

Custom Incentives
Varies, see website or call 916-732-5095 for details

Savings by Design
Varies, see website or contact utility for details
Maximum Incentive: Express Energy Solutions: $20,000/meter/year or 100% of project costs
Complete Energy Solutions: See website
Custom Retrofit: $250,000
Integrated Design Solutions: $250,000 for owners plus $10,000 for design teams


Name: Commercial Contact Center
Organization: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Address: 6201 S Street
Sacramento CA 95852-1830
Phone: (187) 762-2768

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.