Plumas-Sierra REC - Geothermal Rebate Program (California)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

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

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.

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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)"