Rebates and Incentives

Building Electrification 

City of Piedmont Electrification Pilot Rebate Program

As of January 3, 2023, the City of Piedmont is offering electrification rebates for certain electric home appliances. Electrification refers to the process of replacing everything that burns fossil fuels with efficient electric alternatives. By removing your natural gas appliances, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve indoor air quality. Eligible appliances include heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and associated panel upgrades. In addition, contractors who register with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) after January 1, 2023 will be eligible for a $500 signing bonus.

On February 9, 2023 the City's Sustainability Division held a webinar about home electrification and electrification rebate opportunities. Experts from the City of Piedmont, BayREN, and local HVAC contractors discussed how certain electric appliances work, the benefits of home electrification, and electrification rebate programs. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed here on the City's YouTube page. Slides from the webinar can be found here

Learn more about the pilot program here: Ready to apply? Begin the process here and submit all forms to [email protected].

Additional Electrification Rebates

Additional funding for electric appliances may be found through The Switch Is On and Ava's Incentive Finder. Examples of other rebate providers include BayREN, California Energy Smart Homes, Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy), PG&E, and TECH Clean California. Applying for additional rebate programs is strongly encouraged for maximum savings. Incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 are also available. Check out this guide here from Rewiring America to learn more about federal IRA incentives.

Electric Vehicle Rebates

There are many rebates available for electric vehicles and chargers. Electric Vehicle Rebate and Financing programs include Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program and California Clean Fuel Reward. Chargepoint is a resource for EV charger rebates. Electric vehicles are also eligible to use HOV lanes with only one passenger.

Water Saving Rebates

EBMUD offers rebates for water saving measures such as graywater systems and flowmeters. They also provide significant lawn conversion rebates to transform your lawn into a beautiful landscape. And EBMUD has partnered with local nurseries, garden centers, and soil companies to offer discounts on organic mulch and compost.

Low Income Resources

  • The City of Piedmont Electrification Rebate Program offers double the rebate amount for low income residents.
  • Many of the rebate programs listed above also include extra incentives for low income households. 
  • CARE and FERA offer discounts on utilities for low income households. 
  • Medical Baseline Program helps people who have serious medical conditions and/or medical equipment receive reduced utility rates.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides funding to low income households for home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.
  • Low Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) is a program operated by the California Department of Community Services and Development that provides no-cost energy efficiency and solar to low-income households.
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and  Medicaid program that helps seniors meet their health care needs.
  • AC Transit offers discounts for seniors, students, youth, people with disabilities and those who qualify as low income. 
  • Calfresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program.