TECH Clean California has partnered with the following programs to combine, or "layer", incentives for heat pump water heaters and heat pump HVAC systems throughout the state:
- BayREN Home+
- BayREN HPWH Contractor Program
- Future Fit
- City of Alameda HPWH Rebate Program
- Grid Savvy
- PG&E Comfortable Home Rebates
- SMUD Rebate Program
- Central Coast Community Energy
Load-shifting programs help heat pump users get even more value from their equipment by allowing for small energy usage adjustments during energy-saving events. Plus, TECH Clean California-enrolled contractors can earn $50 in extra incentives by helping their customers enroll in these programs (read our Overview of Demand Response Programs for TECH Clean California Contractors). Learn more about some of the load-shifting programs available now in California:
California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Clean Energy Access Grant Account will award grants of up to $500,000 to Tribes and community-based organizations that provide education about and support access to TECH Clean California. Interested in becoming a steward of heat pump adoption? Learn more about how to help California achieve clean energy goals by visiting the California Public Utilities Commission’s website.
The TECH Clean California initiative was designed with a holistic view of the heat pump market and existing clean energy programs. Learn about additional clean heating initiatives and offerings available in California that are making electrification easier and more equitable.
The California Public Utilities Commission's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources. SGIP provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter. Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat to power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells, and advanced energy storage systems. Read our SGIP summary for information about incentive structure, budget, and equipment requirements, and learn more by visiting the CPUC’s SGIP homepage.
The BUILD Program will provide incentives for the deployment of near-zero-emission building technologies in low-income residential buildings that reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly beyond what otherwise would be expected to result from the implementation of the prescriptive standards described in Part 6 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (California Energy Code). Learn more about BUILD.
The Energy Savings Assistance program provides no-cost weatherization services to consumers who meet the CARE income limits. Services provided include: attic insulation, energy-efficient refrigerators, energy-efficient furnaces, weatherstripping, caulking, low-flow showerheads, water heater blankets, and door and building envelope repairs to reduce air infiltration. For more information, including income guidelines and utility-specific contacts, visit the CPUC's Energy Savings Assistance page.
The California Energy-Smart Homes Program is a residential new construction and alterations program that provides incentives to adopt advanced energy measures and transition to all-electric construction. The program is an all-in-one solution that offers incentives for single family, duplex, townhome, multifamily low-rise, alterations, and accessory dwelling units. The Energy-Smart Homes Program is available to utility customers in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE®) electric territories. Learn more at caenergysmarthomes.com.
AWHI is a member-funded collaborative of building owners, utilities, federal agencies, state and local governments, manufacturers, engineers, installers, advocates, researchers, and building industry professionals from across the U.S. The initiative aims to scale heat pump water heater (HPWH) installations by shaping policies, building demand, bringing products to market, and educating the supply chain—and make HPWHs universal in every home and business. View the AWHI overview fact sheet, see upcoming AWHI events, and learn more about joining AWHI.