Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH)
Incentive for Contractors

BayREN and participating Bay Area electricity suppliers are offering an incentive up to $1,000—paid directly to licensed contractors—for replacing their customers’ natural gas or propane residential water heaters with high efficiency heat pump water heaters (HPWH).

You can browse Qualified Products by clicking here.


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How to Enroll

Step 1. Eligible?

Review the eligibility criteria below. If you meet those, move forward.

Step 2. Agreement

Download, complete and submit the Contractor Participation Agreement. 

Step 3. Confirmation

Once your eligibility and agreement is confirmed, you will be enrolled, and a log-in link to the Incentive Processing Platform will be provided.

Incentive Details

$1,000 per heat pump water heater installed

Paid directly to the participating contractor

Can be paired in some cases to a Home+ incentive

Contractor Eligibility

Must be a licensed contractor holding C-36, C-20 or General B license

Must complete the program participation agreement


The homeowner must be a current customer of one of these participating electricity suppliers (expected incentive program start date is in parenthesis):

  • East Bay Community Energy (May 2020)

  • MCE (May 2020)

  • CleanPowerSF (Summer 2020)


The heat pump water heater must:

  • Be replacing an existing natural gas or propane water heater 

  • Have a Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) of 3.1 or greater

  • Have grid-connected capabilities

  • Be listed on the program’s Qualified Products List

Incentives are paid for by participating agencies: MCE and EBCE.
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BayREN implements energy savings programs on a regional level in collaboration with the nine bay area counties.

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