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Express Energy Solutions

The final date to apply for a 2015 Express Energy Solutions rebate is December 7th 5:00pm (PST). All new equipment must be installed and operational for an application to be accepted. Please see “End of program year process” hyperlink below for details.

Effective immediately, we're making some adjustments to the program rules and rebates that you should be aware of. The program is open for new projects. Please see the changes below.

There is a rebate cap on all Express Energy Solutions projects. The combined rebates available between July 24, 2015 and December 31, 2015 will be limited to $20,000 per metered account. If the cap is reached, any projects that are split into phases will need to reapply for rebates after January 1, 2016. Those projects will be subject to the rebates and program rules in place at that time. In 2016, any projects applying for rebates must be installed less than 90 days prior to the application. There is no guarantee of rebates, or that SMUD will continue to offer the Express Energy Solutions program in 2016.

Complete eligibility and participation requirements can be found in the Express Energy Solutions procedures manual.

With Express Energy Solutions, the approach is "do-it-yourself. You arrange for and coordinate the installation of the energy efficiency measures.

Program rebates are offered to commercial, industrial and agricultural customers for a wide variety of energy efficiency measures. You or your contractor scope out your project, fill out the program application online, and install the measures for:

  • Lighting;
  • Heating and cooling;
  • Food service;
  • PC power management,
  • and much more

The process is simple:

  1. Identify the measures you are interested in. See what measures we rebate by clicking here.
  2. Install the measures on your own or with a contractor of your choice.
  3. When the work is completed, fill out the Express Energy Solutions application and upload a copy of the final invoice and manufacturing specifications to "Step 4" of the application.
  4. Once your submitted application is reviewed and approved and all parties have signed, a check will be mailed to you within 30 days.

Express Energy Solutions offers a wide variety of rebates for various measures. All applications have a $20,000 project cap per metered account.

SMUD reserves the right to change the rebate levels or program rules and add or remove measures from the program at any time.

Who is eligible?
If you are a SMUD customer with commercial electric service, you can take advantage of Express Energy Solutions. Your billing rate must be a commercial rate. If your facility is on a SMUD residential rate, you are eligible to participate in our residential efficiency programs.

There is a cap on the amount of rebates awarded. Rebates are paid on a first come, first served basis and the program will end when all available funds are committed.

Keep in mind that the applications are account specific. If you have more than one account, and are conducting projects for different accounts, you must fill out an application for each account.

You will be asked to provide your receipts and equipment documentation when you fill out your application.

Contact information
Contact Terry Palacios, Express Energy Solutions Program Manager, at or 916-732-5095 for more information.

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