Energy Programs

RightLights Plus

The RightLights Plus program delivers money saving energy efficiency retrofits to eligible City of Palo Alto Utilities Commercial customers at reduced cost. The program provides local small and medium businesses with comprehensive lighting, vending, HVAC, and controls upgrades, free expert assistance, and instant rebates to help reduce ongoing energy costs.


The RightLights Plus program provides a cost-free audit, site-specific recommendations, technical assistance, turnkey management of installation contractors, post inspection/quality assurance, and hassle-free rebate fulfillment.

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The RightLights Plus program services are designed to make the process of becoming energy-efficient simpler than ever for the City of Palo Alto’s commercial business owners and to decrease Palo Alto’s overall greenhouse gas emissions.


Since 2005, the RightLights Plus program has completed more than 300 projects for the City of Palo Alto Utilities, serving local commercial businesses.

Fewer Carbon Emissions
  • Enables small and medium commercial businesses to use less energy and reduce their carbon footprint
Healthier Communities
  • Helps local businesses save money, enhancing their local reputation, and supporting a green economy
  • Energy efficient lighting retrofits can often dramatically improve lighting quality
Stronger Businesses
  • Updating lighting, HVAC, vending, and
    controls can cut energy costs by up to 50%, dramatically improving light quality and reducing maintenance costs
  • Increased sales and greater employee comfort and productivity

Program Reach

“We were happy to work with the RightLights Program to make the projects more affordable by gaining the rebate incentives. The easy-to-understand single page cost/savings summary made deciding that these projects were good business decisions simple.”

– LaVern Neu, Renew Construction


“What a fabulous program! RightLights Plus handled everything. From the initial inspection, they made the process easy. Our lighting is better than ever, and our energy bill is significantly lower.”

 −Toby Fisher, General Manager, The Fish Market