Plumas-Sierra REC - Geothermal Rebate Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Plumas-Sierra REC - Geothermal Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential

Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility

Amount 750

Program Administrator Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2002-10-06

References DSIRE[1]


Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative offers a two-part leasing program (one for ground source/geothermal heat pumps, the other for solar systems). The present program began in 1998 and is a reworking of an earlier one.

Plumas-Sierra includes with the lease a rebate option on geothermal heat pumps. It was created in the early 1990s and expanded when the leasing program was restructured in 1998. Customers are given a choice between an interest-free loan, with the size of the loan depending on the size of the heat pump, and a satellite dish, offered through the utility’s direct-TV company. These rebates are promoted to the public along with the leasing program. So far, between 125 and 150 rebates have been given out to the cooperative’s customers.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Nell Thomas
Department Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

Address 73233 Highway 70

Place Portola, California
Zip/Postal Code 96122
Phone (530) 832-4261



  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"