Richmond Department of Public Utilities - Energy Conservation Rebates (Virginia)
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Financial Incentive Program
|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|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Residential Energy Audit: up to $250|
Commercial Energy Audit: up to $500
|Equipment Requirements|| Natural Gas Furnace: AFUE of 90% or higher|
Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater: AFUE of 80% or higher
|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|
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.