Rebates for home renovations

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Get up to $10,000 in rebates, in partnership with CleanBC

Planning a renovation to make your home more energy efficient? Learn about the rebates we have available and the eligibility requirements for each. We also have a handy step-by-step guide to help you through the process to ensure you receive your rebate.

Before starting your renovation, it can be helpful to understand how your home works as a system. This can help you identify the best approach for your renovation to maximize your home's efficiency and get the most out of your investment. 

The Home Renovation Rebate Program is a partnership with the CleanBC Better Homes Program. Learn more about this program partnership

Rebate eligibility

Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet the program eligibility requirements prior to applying.

To be eligible for home renovation rebates:

  • You must be a current residential account holder with BC Hydro. Electrically-heated homes served by local municipal utilities are also eligible.
  • Customers with electrically-heated homes by BC Hydro must meet the minimum electricity consumption requirements; use our electricity consumption check to determine your eligibility.
  • The residence must be a single-family home, duplex, row home, townhouse (with its own utility meter), or a mobile home on a permanent foundation. Condos and apartments aren’t eligible for this offer.
  • The upgrades must be made in a primary residence that is 12 months or older.
  • All upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid B.C. business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Heat pumps must be installed by a licensed residential heating and cooling contractor).

Get all the details about rebate eligibility.

Rebate-eligible upgrades

Select an upgrade type below to learn about the product and installation criteria you need to meet to be eligible for our rebates.

Rebate application process step-by-step

Follow our step-by-step guide to make sure that you're meeting the program requirements along the way.

We've also put together some helpful information about finding qualified contractors and energy advisors, and provided information about how to get bonus rebates by completing more than one energy-efficient upgrade.

Did you register for our double the rebate promotion before December 31, 2020? You would have received your double the rebate promotion code via email.

To redeem the promo code, you must have completed your upgrade by June 30, 2021 and must submit your rebate application within six months of your invoice date. Learn more about the promotion

Partnership with CleanBC and FortisBC

The Home Renovation Rebate Program and CleanBC Home Efficiency Rebates is a partnership between BC Hydro, FortisBC and CleanBC.  It's an integrated offer of rebates to help residential customers like you, make energy efficient upgrades that make your home more comfortable year-round, save on energy bills and reduce your greenhouse gases.

For customers this means one application form to receive rebates regardless of who the rebate sponsor is. The process is designed to make it easy to apply and receive your rebate as quickly as possible. A complete list of. rebate eligibility requirements for all BC Hydro, FortisBC and CleanBC rebates can be found here.

To learn more about our partner's rebate offers, visit FortisBC and CleanBC Home Efficiency Rebates.

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Combining with other rebates

Federal rebates for energy-efficient home renovations may also be available through the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which is a separate program with its own eligibility criteria and application process. If you’re eligible for both, you can apply for rebates from both programs. The federal program requires registration and a home evaluation before making any upgrades.