Plumas-Sierra REC - Geothermal Rebate Program

October 06, 2002


Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative offers a two-part leasing program (one for ground source/geothermal heat pumps, the other for solar systems). The present program began in 1998 and is a reworking of an earlier one. Plumas-Sierra includes with the lease a rebate option on geothermal heat pumps. It was created in the early 1990s and expanded when the leasing program was restructured in 1998. Customers are given a choice between an interest-free loan, with the size of the loan depending on the size of the heat pump, and a satellite dish, offered through the utility’s direct-TV company. These rebates are promoted to the public along with the leasing program. So far, between 125 and 150 rebates have been given out to the cooperative’s customers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Incentive Amount: $750


Name: Nell Thomas
Address: 73233 Highway 70
Portola CA 96122
Phone: (530) 832-4261

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.