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Electrify Marin Rebate Program Launched
Appliance retrofit program open to single-family homeowners
The County of Marin, in collaboration with the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP), has launched a countywide appliance retrofit pilot program, and is providing financial rebates to residents interested in replacing fossil fuel appliances (such as natural gas and propane stoves, water heaters, and furnaces) with high-efficiency electric appliances.
While Marin County’s electricity comes from increasingly renewable sources, such as renewable energy used by Marin Clean Energy and PG&E, the proportion of energy emissions from natural gas has grown. To meet local emission reduction targets, cities are looking to find ways to reduce natural gas use in existing buildings. This pilot program is aimed at removing gas burning appliances, including water heaters and cooktops with all-electric non-combustion versions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the indoor health and air quality of a household.
This program is now open to single-family homeowners across Marin County. Rebate amounts for eligible appliances are as follows:
|Electric Appliance Type||Standard Rebate||Income Qualified Rebate|
|Heat Pump Water Heater||$1000||$2000|
|Heat Pump Space Heaters:|
|Central Heat Pump||$1000||$4500|
|Mini-Split Heat Pump||$ 800||$3000|
|Range (Cooktop & Oven)||$500||$500|
|Service Panel Upgrade||$500||$1200|
The program is funded through the Bay Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) Climate Protection Grant Program and the County of Marin and is one of the many programs launched in Marin aimed at reducing local greenhouse gas emissions.