Rebates for Home Upgrades in the Bay Area
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is excited to announce the launch of the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) Single Family home energy rebate program.
BayREN is a one-stop shop for local governments to implement large scale cross-sector energy management strategies on a regional level. BayREN, composed of public agencies representing all nine counties within the Bay Area Region, draws on the expertise, experience and proven track record of Bay Area local governments and is led by ABAG. Program funding is available through December 2014, with the possibility of extension if programs are successful.
Features of the BayREN Rebate Program
Rebates and application processes will now be the same in all nine Bay Area counties.
Advanced Home Upgrade : The existing Energy Upgrade California – Advanced Path will remain the same but will include an additional $300 assessment rebate for homeowners who complete the full upgrade. Rebates from PG&E will still range from $1,000 – $4,500. If the homeowner chooses, the assessment rebate can be paid directly to the contractor.
Home Upgrade : Homeowners can choose from a list of measures with predetermined point values to receive a rebate. The total number of points will determine a rebate of $1,000 – $2,500 from BayREN. A Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) test-in and test-out is required. Unlike an Advanced Home Upgrade, Energy Pro modeling is not required. If the homeowner chooses, the project rebate can be paid directly to the contractor.