Richmond Department of Public Utilities - Energy Conservation Rebates (Virginia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

Name Richmond Department of Public Utilities - Energy Conservation Rebates
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Residential Energy Audit: up to $250

Commercial Energy Audit: up to $500
Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater: 400
Programmable Thermostat: 30
Natural Gas Hot Water Heater Insulation: 25
Natural Gas Space Heating (furnaces, boilers, heat pumps): 400

Equipment Requirements Natural Gas Furnace: AFUE of 90% or higher

Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater: AFUE of 80% or higher

Start Date 2010-11-22
Expiration Date 2012-05-03

Installation Requirements Must be installed by a Virginia licensed contractor

Thermostat must be installed as part of a natural gas system

Program Administrator Richmond Department of Public Utilities
Date added to DSIRE 2011-02-08
Last DSIRE Review 2012-04-30

References DSIRE[1]


City of Richmond natural gas customers are eligible for rebates for high efficiency natural gas technologies as part of the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Conservation Rebate Program. Rebates are available for tankless water heaters, space heating equipment, programmable thermostats, and hot water heater insulation. In addition, residential customers can receive a $250 rebate for a home energy audit, and commercial customers can receive a $500 rebate. In order to receive a rebate, customers must first contact the DPU to request a rebate application by phone, email, fax or mail, then return the application by mail. Requests will be processed in the order that they are received. If the application is approved, the customer will receive a rebate certificate back in the mail. Supporting documentation must be postmarked within 120 days from when the customer receives a rebate certificate from the DPU.


  • 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)"