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Electrify Marin Rebate Program Launched

Appliance retrofit program open to single-family homeowners

Post Date:02/13/2019 11:10 AM

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 
 Induction Cooking:    
          Range (Cooktop & Oven)  $500 $500 
          Cooktop only  $250 $250 
 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.

For more information on how to go all-electric, qualifications, program application, and more, visit www.marincounty.org/electrify.