Similarly, Peninsula Clean Energy has sought to expand efforts to reduce methane gas use in buildings across all corners of its service territory. That includes a program providing income-qualified residents with no-cost appliance electrification, energy efficiency and other repairs and upgrades in homes that use methane gas or propane for heating or cooking.
Peninsula Clean Energy also partnered with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network to offer $2,500 rebates to replace their methane gas water heater with an all-electric heat pump water heater.
And the agency is preparing to roll out a major new program this fall offering zero-percent loans to customers to finance heat pump equipment and repay that over time on their monthly electric bills. The agency’s existing rebate program for electric heat pump water heaters is also set to be expanded and new rebates for electric heat pump HVACs will start up soon as well.
In another effort to expand awareness, Peninsula Clean Energy is in its third year of an annual awards program with the New Buildings Institute spotlighting homes and commercial properties that have been constructed or renovated into all-electric buildings.