Help Shape a Home Electrification Rebate Program
Posted on 09/12/2022

Help Shape a Home Electrification Rebate Program

September 12, 2022

Piedmont’s Sustainability Division is seeking input from residents on a pilot home electrification rebate program, which is anticipated to launch in January 2023. Help shape the program by completing a brief survey.

The Piedmont City Council allocated $50,000 in the 2022-23 City budget to develop a pilot rebate program that would provide incentives for residents to replace polluting gas appliances with clean electric alternatives.

The intent of the pilot program is two-fold: to educate residents on available electric appliance options and to help them make the transition in a cost-effective manner. The intention is to offer local rebates beyond what is available through state and regional programs for the proper removal and replacement of natural gas appliances with high efficiency electric units. Eligible low-income residential applicants may qualify for additional funding.

The survey is an attempt to gauge Piedmonters’ knowledge about and plans for home electrification, and asks for residents to share their thoughts on questions like:

  • Are you planning to replace gas appliances like cooktops, furnaces, dryers, and water heaters with electric alternatives?
  • What types of information or assistance would most encourage you to electrify your home?
  • What are your biggest concerns about switching to electric appliances?
  • Do you support or oppose a local rebate program? How much of a rebate makes sense for each type of appliance?

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and share with your neighbors. Responses are anonymous.

Learn more about the costs, benefits, and funding opportunities for electrifying your home on the City’s electrification webpage. For questions, contact Sustainability Program Manager Alyssa Dykman at [email protected].