Non-Residential Solar Rebates
Note: LADWP reached its budget limit for non-residential solar incentive applications in August 2012. Applicants who have not received a confirmation as of August 22, 2012, have had their applications cancelled, and will need to reapply when the program reopens on July 1, 2013.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Solar Incentive Program began in 2000, with a funding level of $150 million. The California Solar Initiative, created in 2007 upon the enactment of SB 1, established new guidelines for municipal utilities to follow, and established new funding levels. The LADWP Board of Commissioners approved the Solar Incentive Program Guideline Revisions on September 4, 2007, to comply with SB1. The revised program was suspended in early 2011, but was revised and relaunched on September 1, 2011.
The Solar Incentive Program has 10 phases with declining incentive levels as certain installed megawatt (MW) targets are met. There are separate goals for residential and non-residential participants, and the incentive levels for each will decline irrespective of the other. All incentives are adjusted for expected performance. Non-residential systems may be eligible for bonus incentives if they utilize equipment manufactured in LA or if the systems is building-integrated PV.
LADWP’s 10-year, $313 million Revised Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program began in 2007 and will remain in effect through December 31, 2017, or until the total installed MW goal has been reached.
Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates
LADWP’s Custom Performance Program (CPP) offers incentives for the installation of energy saving measures, equipment or systems that exceed current Title 24 or minimum industry standards but are not included in other LADWP Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. Incentives for each project are paid per kilowatt-hour based on energy savings calculated or accepted by the LADWP.
The following are the Custom Program incentive payments for energy savings by category:
|Measure Category||Incentive Rate*|
|Lighting||$0.05 per kWh|
|Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (AC&R)||$0.14 per kWh|
|Other Equipment||$0.08 per kWh|
|Wet Cleaning||$4,000 per cleaner|
|* Savings are based on annualized energy savings as determined by CPP modeling software reviewed and approved by the CPP Program Manager.|
For more information about how to take advantage of the LADWP Commercial Rebate and Incentive Programs, contact us at (800) 585-2690.