Controls Program


Automated control systems with advanced energy management capabilities save energy while improving the performance of building air conditioning and lighting systems. The Controls Program offers performance-based rebates to customers who install, commission, and maintain an energy-saving control system. Rebate payments are provided over a 5 year period based on verified energy savings.

What Types of Projects Qualify?

The Controls Program is limited to projects where automated control strategies account for more than 80% of a project’s energy savings. Control projects are limited to HVAC, lighting, or process control systems. Eligible projects include the installation of a new control system or the significant expansion and upgrade of an existing control system. The Control system must be re-commissioned on a yearly basis, according to the approved commissioning plan.

Whether or not a particular project will be approved for a rebate is up to the sole discretion of SVP.

What Types of Projects are Ineligible?

Projects that are installed and completed before application pre-approval are ineligible. Projects based on reprogramming existing control systems are ineligible. All energy-efficiency projects are subjected to SVP approval - please consult with an SVP energy efficiency program representative to determine if your project is eligible for rebates under this program.

Here are the forms you'll need:

pdf Controls Program Rebate Application [PDF 375k]
pdf Sample Invoice [PDF 127k]

Once you complete the appropriate forms, either fax them to 408-243-0873 or mail them to:

Attn: Controls Program
Silicon Valley Power Rebate Program
1601 Civic Center Drive, Suite 102
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Remember, you must apply for pre-approval of your upgrade plans prior to installation. For information on eligibility and program details, call 408-615-6650 or email us at

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