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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name SCE - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Motors, Pool Pumps, Refrigerators, Roofs, Water Heaters, Windows, Whole House Fans, Evaporative Coolers, A/C Cycling
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Basic Upgrade: $1,000

Advanced Upgrade: $4,000
Professional A/C Installation/Maintenance: Up to $2500
Refrigerator/Freezer: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $35
Electric Water Heater: $30
Room Air Conditioner: $20
Whole House Fan: $50
Evaporative Cooler: $300
Summer A/C Cycling: $100-$200
Pool Pump and Motor: $200

Equipment Requirements Contact SCE regarding equipment standards and requirements
Start Date 2010-01-01
Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Funding Source System Benefits Charge

Installation Requirements Pre and post installation inspections may be required

Program Administrator Southern California Edison
Date added to DSIRE 2006-05-03
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-14
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Southern California Edison (SCE) offers a rebate program specifically encouraging energy savings for SCE customers who own a detached single-family home. The program aims to reduce energy consumption by upgrading existing systems and measures in participating homes. The program consists of two tiers. Savings reductions will be compared to home energy usage prior to the upgrade.

The basic upgrade package requires homeowners to install more efficient air sealing, attic insulation, duct sealing, water heater pipe insulation, shower heads and also requires duct testing and combustion safety testing. If the upgrades meet SCE standards, participants in this basic upgrade may receive an incentive of $1,000.

The advanced upgrade package requires that all homes implement the measures outlined in the basic upgrade package. In addition, homes must also have upgraded wall insulation, windows, cool roofs, and must properly size hot water and cooling equipment. Currently, a 40% reduction in home energy consumption qualifies homeowners for a full incentive of $4,000. Partial incentives are also available for homes which do not meet this standard but complete necessary measures. Incentive checks will be mailed four to six weeks after program completion.

SCE has other rebates for residential users, including pool pumps, heating and cooling products such as room air conditioner units, whole house fans, evaporative coolers, and home appliances such as refrigerators and water heaters. Contact SCE for information about this program or visit the program web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name SCE Energy Upgrade Program
Department Southern California Edison

Address 2244 Walnut Grove Ave

Place Rosemead, California
Zip/Postal Code 91770

Phone 2 (626) 302-1212
Fax (626) 302-2517

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"