Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) offers several Business Efficiency Incentives Programs to commercial facilities interested in energy efficiency. Eligible businesses may apply for rebates for efficient lighting, heat pumps, exit signs and various custom measures. Contact APU to learn more about initiating the rebate application process. Incentives are available for the following measures:
Customized Energy Incentives
Lighting Incentives Program
Heat Pump Incentives
Efficient Exit Sign Program
Economic Development/Business Retention Incentive Rate
Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) offers commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional customers the Green Building Incentives Program to offset construction, installation and upgrade costs of energy efficient equipment. Customers interested in participating in this program can choose from a variety of third-party rating and certification programs including but no limited to: LEED, Build it Green, California Green Build, and Green Globes.
Anaheim Public Utilities offers low-cost financing for energy efficiency measures through State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation ([http://www.safe-bidco.com SAFE-BIDCO]). Under this program, Anaheim customers can obtain low-interest loans with no application fees or points.
'''''This Program is currently closed. Rebate reservation period will reopen in January 2014. The summary below describes the program as it existed for Fiscal Year 2012 - 2013. See the web site above for more information. '''''
Upon request, Anaheim Public Utilities will perform a free home efficiency inspection, in which they will recommend energy saving improvements, rebates and provide some free energy saving devices. A full description of the rules and links to the application form are available here. Energy efficient programs and incentives offered by APU include:
*Home utility Check Up
*Air Conditioning Rebates
*Water and Energy education programs
The Small Business Energy Management System Program provides participating customers with free electrical energy use evaluations, retrofit funding, and installation assistance. Anaheim Public Utilities (APU) provides an energy efficiency incentive to its small business customers, generally defined as privately owned and having a monthly peak demand of less than 50 kW. Upon request, Anaheim Public Utilities will conduct a free on-site energy use survey and recommend energy efficient measures and technologies to reduce the energy consumption.
'' Note: The federal government has imposed and updated appliance efficiency standards through several legislative acts,* and now has standards in place or under development for 30 classes of products. In general, states which had set standards prior to federal action may enforce their own standards until the federal standards take effect. States that had not set standards prior to federal action must use the federal standards.
In December 2010, the County of Orange Board of Supervisors adopted small wind performance and development standards (Ord. No. 10-020) in order to promote distributed generation systems in non-urbanized areas (as defined in Government Code Section 65944(d)(2)) within the unincorporated territory. Permitting standards are for systems of 50 kW or less per customer site, for which the energy is primarily for on-site consumption.
Pacific Power's Energy FinAnswer program provides incentives to help customers improve the efficiency of their existing facilities and build new facilities that are significantly more efficient than code. New construction and retrofit projects for all industrial facilities can participate as well as all new commercial projects and commercial retrofits in facilities larger than 20,000 square feet.