Business Rebates

To help your business and our community, we offer a wide variety of incentives and financing options to encourage investment in energy efficiency.

Rebate programs

We offer several rebate programs to fit your energy upgrade needs.

Do-it-yourself energy upgrades

Overview

If you know the energy upgrades you want to install, have a contractor and are ready to start, the Express Energy Solutions program is for you. Property Managers of multi-family complexes or multi-family housing units operated as a business qualify for program.

Learn more about Express Energy Solutions.

Types of rebates offered

  • Refrigeration, high-efficiency fan motors, auto door closers, strip curtains
  • Food service equipment, freezers, ice makers, ovens
  • Lighting, TLED & Hi Bay, exit signs, exterior lighting, lighting controls
  • HVAC, package units, split system replacements
  • more...

One-stop shop energy upgrades

Overview

If you want to save money on energy efficient upgrades but don't know where to start, the Complete Energy Solutions program offers a free energy assessment by a SMUD authorized energy professional who will manage your project from start to finish.

This rebate program can cover up to 80% of project costs.

Learn more about Complete Energy Solutions, or call 1-855-822-2936 to schedule your assessment.

Types of rebates offered

  • Refrigeration
  • Food service equipment
  • Lighting
  • HVAC equipment

(Complete Energy Solutions provides rebates for the same items that are offered in Express Energy Solutions.)

Energy efficiency rebates for large, complex projects

Overview

  • Designed for complex, large or industrial projects
  • Your SMUD Strategic Account Advisor can help tailor your energy upgrade
  • Incentives are rebates paid based on the amount of energy you save, including those due to process improvements

Learn more about Custom Incentives

Types of rebates offered

Rebates and incentives are offered on the items below (but not limited to):

  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Energy reduction incentives
  • Upgrades to industrial equipment, fans, refrigeration, molding machines, cooling devices, etc. 

More...

Integrated and optimized energy solutions for new construction.

Overview

  • Statewide energy efficiency program partnering with other CA utilities
  • Lower long-term operating costs
  • Focused on conservation of natural resources
  • Two approaches: Whole building or systems

Learn more about Savings by Design here or call 1-877-622-7683.

Incentives available for:

  • Design assistance
  • Energy design resources 
  • Owner incentives
  • Design team incentives

Financing

Loans up to $10,000 available for business customers investing in
energy efficiency upgrades.

Who is Eligible?

  • You must be the owner of the property where products will be installed
  • Businesses including multifamily complexes of 5 or more individually metered units billed under our residential rates may qualify
  • Business tenants who are responsible for the electric account on their portion of the property
  • The installation property must have an active, connected account with SMUD
  • Equipment must be on our eligibility list and installed by a licensed electrical or HVAC contractor
  • Applicants must be pre-approved prior to commencement of work

How it Works

  • Secured financing at a fixed rate of 6.99%
  • Application fee of $100 per loan. If we decline the application, we’ll return this fee
  • Most loans are for a term not exceeding 10 years or:
    • The remaining term of any senior lien
    • For tenants, six months less than the remaining term on the property lease agreement
  • Products must be installed within 180 days of loan approval
  • Additional conditions apply