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The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program is offering a $500 rebate for upgrading your electrical service to 100, 200, or 400 amp service for your home when upgrading from a fossil fuel primary space or water heating system to a primary electrical space or water heating system.

Available Rebates

  • $500 in rebates for upgrading your electrical service to 100, 200 or 400 amp service in combination with any heat pump space heating or heat pump water heating rebate for systems that were previously fossil fuel fired equipment.
  • Select municipalities have Municipal Offers of up to an additional $500 that can be accessed only when converting from fossil fuel heating (natural gas, oil, or propane) to an electric air-source heat pump and completing the electrical service upgrade.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The invoice date for the installed electrical service and heat pump must be on or after October 01, 2019.
    • You must have an invoice from the utility (BC Hydro or FortisBC) and an invoice from the electrical contractor for the work provided.  Applications without both invoices will not be eligible.
  • Your upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • Your home must be primarily heated with:
    • Natural Gas or piped-propane supplied by FortisBC
    • Natural Gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas
    • Oil or propane not supplied FortisBC
  • Must be converting from a fossil fueled primary space or water heating system to electric primary space or water heating system to be eligible to receive this rebate.
  • Premises primarily heated by wood or other solid fuels are not eligible.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
  • The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.

Upgrade Requirements

  • The electrical service upgrade must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
  • Service must be for a 100, 200, or 400 amp electrical service.
  • Eligible expenses covered by the rebate:
    • utility connection fees
    • electrical panel or sub-panel upgrade
    • service mast alterations or replacement
    • conduit replacement, meter base alterations or replacements
    • weather head alteration or replacement
    • labour
  • Rebate amount will be equal to the total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $500.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the Terms and Conditions of the program to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Have your new electrical service installed by a licensed contractor.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

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