Nanaimo Electrical Service Upgrade Top-Up

The City of Nanaimo is offering a $500 top-up to CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program participants for upgrading your electrical service to 100, 200 or 400 amp service and switching from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, or propane) space or water heating system to an electric air source heat-pump or heat pump water heater. This municipal offer is in addition to the heat pump and electric service upgrade rebates currently available through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program.

Nanaimo Electrical Service Upgrade Top-Up

Overview

Rebate amount

$500

Who can apply

You must be a resident within the municipal boundaries of the City of Nanaimo

Deadline

The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.

Qualifying products

You must convert your primary heating system from fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, propane) to an electric air-source heat pump or heat pump water heater.

You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of:

ductless mini-split heat pump rebate
ductless multi-split heat pump
central ducted heat pump rebate
dual fuel central ducted heat pump
air-to-water heat pump rebate
combination space and water heat pump rebate

You must upgrade your electrical service to:

100, 200, or 400 amps

Funding provided by

The City of Nanaimo

Limited time offer – Act now, as municipal top-up rebates will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Municipal funding is subject to availability and top-up rebates are not guaranteed.

Rebate amount

Requirements

You must be a resident within the municipal boundaries of the City of Nanaimo

You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of:

You must upgrade your electrical service to:

Primary fuel before upgrade

Rebate

Fossil Fuel (oil, propane, or natural gas)

$500

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for this rebate, all of the following requirements must be met. Please read them carefully. Contact an Energy Coach if you have questions.

Requirements for the home

  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
  • You must be a resident of the City of Nanaimo.
  • The home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.

Requirements for installation

All new equipment must be installed:

Deadlines

The application form must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Have an eligible heat pump installed. See the ductless mini-split heat pump rebatecentral ducted heat pump rebateair-to-water heat pump rebate, combination space and water heat pump rebate, or heat pump water heater rebate pages for eligibility requirements.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

I am...

Apply here

A BC Hydro Electric customer that is converting to a heat pump or heat pump water heater from fossil fuelBC Hydro application
Please Note: No additional application is required for the municipal top-up. The top-up will be added to your rebate payment if you are in the participating municipality.

Who to contact

Questions about the rebate?

Contact an Energy Coach to get clarification or help with understanding this rebate.

Questions about your application?

Program updates

July 1, 2022 - New requirement for installation

As of July 1, 2022, you need to hire a Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) member for your heat pump installation to be eligible for heat pump rebates.  If your installation invoice is dated before July 1, 2022, this requirement does not apply.  It identify contractors in your region, use the Find a contractor tool.

October 01 2022 - Updated Requirements for Heat Pumps

As of October 01 2022, eligibility requirements for ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, Tier 2 central ducted, and dual fuel ducted heat pumps have changed.

  • Heat pumps must meet new energy efficiency requirements:
    • SEER: >16.00
    • HSPF: >10.00
  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps must be installed in a home that is 1,200 sq ft or less
  • Ductless multi-split heat pumps must have at least two indoor heads installed

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