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Building Electrification for Residential Property Owners and Renters

Last updated: April 11, 2023

This page will be periodically updated with new resources as they become available. If you see something missing or would like to add an item to this page, please email climate@oaklandca.gov.

The City of Oakland encourages all electrification projects to be done efficiently to minimize costs and reduce delays. Read more about panel optimization and other efficient electrification strategies.

Examples of all-electric appliances and energy efficiency upgrades for a whole home electrification project, courtesy of Edison International
Examples of all-electric appliances and energy efficiency upgrades for a whole home electrification project, courtesy of Edison International

Single-Family Homeowners

Get one-on-one consultations for your home electrification project, courtesy of BayREN!

See how your neighbors have already gone all-electric!

Resources

Renters

Going all-electric is not just for homeowners. Learn how renters have the power to make their homes safer and healthier with all-electric appliances.

Resources

Multifamily Property Owners

Get cash back and zero-cost consulting for building water and energy upgrades from BayREN! Live technical assistance also available through PG&E's Multifamily Single Point of Contact service by calling 866-352-7457 or emailing MultifamilySPOC@TRCcompanies.com.

Resources

Rebates and Incentives

Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN)- for single-home owners and multifamily property owners

Switch Is On- A statewide outreach and education campaign, Switch Is On has an extensive website to help homeowners understand electrification and connect to contractors and rebates.

Ava Community Energy (formerly East Bay Community Energy)- Oakland’s default electricity provider, Ava is a public utility dedicated to reduced rates and local, clean energy. EBCE provides rebates to support holistic electrification, including for battery storage, induction stoves, and commercial kitchen electrification.

California Energy Smart Homes- Administered by PG&E, California Energy Smart Homes covers both new construction and alterations, and provides rebates to electrify clothes drying, space heating, and water heating for single-family homes, duplexes, and low-rise multifamily buildings.

TECH Clean California- A statewide initiative to advance efficient electric space and water heating, TECH provides half of the funding for the Switch Is On campaign, as well as direct incentives for heat pumps, policy and program data, workforce training supports, and more.

Property-assessed clean energy (PACE)- PACE financing leverages a property’s equity to secure loans for property upgrades, then repaid through property taxes. Qualifying upgrades include solar, windows and doors, heating and air conditioning, and roofing.

Low-income Weatherization Program (LIWP)- Operated by the California Department of Community Services and Development, LIWP provides no-cost energy efficiency and solar for low-income households.

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