If you home has an unsafe electrical panel (e.g. a Federal Pacific Electric or Zinsco) or you'd like to future-proof your home for more electrical appliances (e.g. an induction stove, heat pump water heater, and/or a heat pump HVAC system) and have insufficient capacity, you may need an electrical service or panel upgrade.
To help offset the cost of this upgrade, the IRS provides an Energy Efficient Home Improvement Federal Tax Credit (25C) that cover 30% of costs, including labor, up to $600.
Several California utilities also provide rebates to offset upgrade costs. In most cases, these rebates require the new panel to be 200A or greater and for specific qualified electrical appliances to be installed along with the panel upgrade.
|Alameda Municipal Power
||When you upgrade your home's panel to switch to electric appliances, you can apply for an AMP rebate of up to $2,500.
|City of Roseville
||To support residential retrofits, the City of Roseville provides a rebate for panel replacement of up to $2,500. The panel must have circuits dedicated to the following: Level 2 EV Charger, Heat Pump Water Heater, Heat Pump HVAC, Induction Cooktop, and Heat Pump Clothes Dryer. Final building permit is required for rebate application.
|Pasadena Department of Water and Power
||Receive a $1,000 rebate when you upgrade your existing electric panel to a new electric panel that is 200 amps or higher. Receive an additional $500 if you are enrolled in the utility's income-qualified bill assistance program at the time of application submission.
|Sacramento Municipal Utility District
||SMUD's Go Electric Bonus Program offers up to $500 paid for each eligible circuit, up to a total of $2,500. All circuits must be wired to the source (wire and breaker). Eligible circuits include: dryer, cooktop/range, electric vehicle and water heater. If an electrical panel upgrade is included with future appliance circuits, the customer is eligible for a total rebate of $2,500. The home must be all-electric ready with the panel plus all eligible circuits to qualify.
|Silicon Valley Power of Santa Clara
||Silicon Valley Power customers are now eligible for a rebate of $2,000 when you upgrade your electric panel to a smart panel to accommodate additional load from converting natural gas to electric appliances and/or adding a Level 2 EV charger to your home. In addition to the $2,000 rebate, income-qualified customers may be eligible for a bonus rebate of $1,000 for a total of $3,000. Customers who meet the LIHEAP income qualifications may be eligible for a bonus rebate of $1,000, for a total of $4,000.
|Truckee Donner Public Utility District
||Beneficial electrification is an essential step toward reaching our carbon reduction targets - both locally and nationally. In order to electrify your home you will need to ensure that your service panel is adequately sized to handle the new electric loads. Modern service panels are designed to be 'solar ready' and to handle the demands from carbon friendly electric appliances, EV chargers, and renewable generation!