Custom Incentives Details

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • High-efficiency chiller replacements
  • Packaged air conditioners and heat pumps
  • Evaporative cooling units
  • Data center cooling optimization
  • Variable speed drives on pump motors
  • Controls and energy managements systems for HVAC equipment
  • Cooling tower upgrades

Incentives:

  • $0.15 energy reduction
  • $200/kW demand reduction
  • Total incentive limited to up to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

 

Lighting & Controls

SMUD has two options for Custom Energy Efficiency incentives on LED lighting systems:

1)  LED Lighting and Controls

  • New interior and exterior lighting and controls
  • Lighting and controls retrofits
  • Daylighting systems and dimmable fixtures
  • All fixtures must be listed on the Design Lights Consortium's Qualified Products list at designlights.org 

LED Lighting and Controls Incentives:

  • $0.10/kWh energy reduction incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

 OR

2)  LED Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls (NLC)

  • A combination of new LED fixtures, sensors, network interfaces, and controllers
  • Qualified networked lighting controls (NLC) products can be found at designlights.org
  • All fixtures must be listed on the Design Lights Consortium's Qualified Products List at designlights.org
  • Products must satisfy the required NLC interiors system capabilities AND be:
    • Capable of demand response via OpenADR protocol
    •   Accessed by a graphic user interface via web-based application or browser
    •   Able to monitor lighting system energy consumption
  • NLC projects have specific requirements; contact your SMUD representative

LED Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls Incentives:

  • $0.20/kWh energy reduction incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 70% of project cost or $100,000, whichever is less

 

Refrigeration

  • High-efficiency chiller replacements
  • Refrigeration complete subsystem replacements
  • Electric chiller heat reclaim
  • Refrigeration evaporator fan controls
  • Demand control ventilation installation (CO2 sensors)
  • Motors and controllers
  • Plus more

Incentives:

  • $0.15/kWh energy reduction incentive
  • $200/kW demand reduction incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

 

Industrial process applications

  • Upgrades to industrial fans, pumps, and air compressors
  • Industrial refrigeration
  • Vacuum pumps/variable-speed drives
  • Injection molding machines
  • Data center cooling controls
  • Plus more

Incentives:

  • $0.15/kWh energy reduction
  • $200/kW demand reduction incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

 

Pump Energy Assessment Program

  • Pre/post testing incentive on the installation and monitoring of qualifying energy-saving pump or system improvement
  • Applies to pumps greater that 25HP and associated systems
  • 500 provided for pre/post-monitoring for pumps successfully completing the program

Incentives:

  • $0.15/kWh energy reduction incentive
  • $200/kW demand reduction incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

 

Retrocommissioning (RCx)

  • $0.08/kWh energy reduction incentive
  • $150/kW demand reduction incentive
  • Two-part incentive:
    • Upon installation of physical measures, SMUD pays 50% of predicted incentive
    • After a monitoring period, SMUD will pay an incentive of up to 50% of the predicted incentive
  • Total incentive limited to 50% of project cost or $150,000, whichever is less

Ineligible Measures

  • Measures installed before the project was approved
  • Power factor correction or power conditioning equipment
  • Technologies that fail to meet or exceed federal and state minimum standards
  • Measures that are not permanently installed and can be easily removed
  • Solar water heating for pools and spas
  • Building envelope measures
  • Pre-owned equipment
  • Duty cyclers
  • Plus more. For a complete list, contact your Strategic Account Advisor

Questions? 

Connect with your Strategic Account Advisor or call 1-877-622-7683

For common energy efficiency upgrades on a smaller scale, see our simplified Express Energy Solutions program