Home energy rebates

CleanBC Better Homes is BC’s online hub for homeowners and contractors to access information, rebates and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes. Try the Rebate Search Tool  to check out the variety of available rebates, including:  

  • Home heating
  • Water heating
  • Building envelope (insulation, windows and doors)
  • Bonus offers for two or more upgrades

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BC Hydro rebates

New rebate for EV power management devices

BC Hydro is offering a $200 rebate for eligible single-family home customers who install an EV power management device to avoid electrical service upgrades when adding a Level 2 EV charger at home. This initiative, starting on December 1, 2023, aims to support the adoption of electric vehicles by making the installation of necessary infrastructure more affordable.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for the EV power management device rebate, applicants must:

  • be a BC Hydro customer residing in a detached home, row home, duplex, or mobile home.
  • install an eligible EV power management device.
  • install an eligible Level 2 EV charger.
  • obtain an approved electrical permit (managed by your electrician).
  • install the power management device and the charger on or after December 1, 2023. Rebates are not available for installations done retroactively.

For more details, visit: Rebates for EV Power Management Devices | Electric Vehicles | BC Hydro. To apply, visit: B.C.’s Charger Rebate Program.

EV charger rebates for apartment, condo and townhome complexes

BC Hydro is offering a program to help owners to install EV charging equipment in apartments, condos, and townhome complexes. The programs include an EV charger rebate offer, as well as EV Ready rebates, which help subsidize the cost of planning and installing the necessary electrical infrastructure to support the building's current or future EV charging needs.

Condos and apartments looking to install EV chargers can also get up to five hours of free advice and planning assistance from an expert in EV charging and equipment.

Visit BC Hydro’s website for more details on the rebates, eligibility requirements, and application process: EV charger rebates for apartment, condo, and townhome complexes

Free home energy coach support

CleanBC offers a free Energy Coach Service available through email or phone if you have questions about specific rebate programs, home energy upgrade options, EnerGuide home evaluations, or if you just don’t know where to start. Contact the free Energy Coach Service at ask@betterhomesbc.ca or 1-844-881-9790. Visit CleanBC Better Homes for more details.

You may want to consider hiring a professional energy advisor to undertake a detailed energy assessment for your home. The energy assessment will rate the efficiency of your home and provide recommendations for retrofits based on their effectiveness for improving your home energy efficiency, reducing your home greenhouse gas footprint and enhancing your home comfort. Use the Energy Advisor Search Tool to locate a local energy advisor or service organization that provides services in your community.

CleanBC Better Homes is funded by the Province of British Columbia and CleanBC Better Homes rebates are administered by
BC Hydro and FortisBC.

Zero and Low Emission Vehicles

Zero-emissions vehicles have many benefits including:

  • Savings on maintenance and fuel costs;
  • Fighting climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Clean air and improved health; and
  • Access to HOV lanes. 

The CleanBC Go Electric program is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in B.C. for their environmental and economic benefits. To find out more about zero-emission vehicle rebates and incentives see https://goelectricbc.gov.bc.ca/#rebates