Grant Name: Home Renovation Bonus Rebate

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers rebates to homeowners who choose two or more eligible upgrades (consult web site) to be eligible for the bonus rebate of $300. If a program-qualified energy advisor is hired to perform a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide® home evaluation and make three or more upgrades, they could be eligible for up to $2,300 in rebates.

Eligibility

  1. The home must have:
    • a residential FortisBC natural gas account (except for strata unit owners installing EnerChoice® fireplaces) and/or
    • a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity account of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
  2. If the registered owner of the property where upgrades were made is not the utility account holder (e.g. landlord/tenant) the owner must have the account holder complete the Utility Account Holder Consent form.
  3. The home must be a year-round primary residence at least 12 months old and be either a single-family, duplex, triplex, row home, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation. New construction, additions and garage upgrades are not eligible. Apartments and condos are eligible for fireplace rebates only.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the paid invoice date.
  5. Rebates cannot exceed the paid cost on the invoice.
  6. Only one rebate per home for a primary space heating system and a water heater is allowed.

How to Apply?

  1. Decide what eligible upgrades are best suited for your home and budget with help from your program-qualified energy advisor and/or contractor.
  2. Apply online for individual upgrades and bonuses within six months of completing your installations with the following information:
    • your FortisBC natural gas and/or electricity account number, or municipal electricity account number from Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned copies of all paid invoices showing details of all work performed, including:
      – purchase date
      – make
      – model
      – installaton permit numbers (if applicable)See the pre and post EnerGuide evaluation sample invoice and supplementary documentation requirements for more details on what to include with your rebate application:

  3. If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

 

Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you’ve registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

Natural gas customers – 1-855-909-2329
Electricity customers – 1-855-909-2331

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

British Columbia

Environmental

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