Berkeley Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

October 04, 2023


Berkeley Electric Cooperative (BEC) offers several rebates to residential customers for energy efficiency upgrades. The H2O Advantage Water Heater Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $400 for energy-efficient electric water heaters with a load management switch. BEC must inspect the water heater and install the load management switch prior to awarding the rebate. A rebate of $500 is available to customers who switch from a heat pump to a dual fuel heating system. For customers who switch from a gas to a dual fuel heating system, a $1,000 rebate is available. 

Berkley Electric Cooperative also provides residential rebates for geothermal heat pumps through the Earth Connect Program. Residents who install geothermal heat pumps in either new or existing homes can receive $250 per ton from BEC. BEC also offers a Smart Thermostat rebate program that offers members a $100 bill credit (one per household). Members will also receive additional $50 bill credit for each year of active participation (credit applied in April).

For more information on these programs, see the program website or contact BEC directly.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Geothermal Heat Pump: $250/ton
Dual Fuel System: $500 - $1,000/home
Water Heater: $200 - $400
Smart Thermostat: $100 first year, $50 annually


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 250.00 $/ton
Technologies: Water Heaters
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $200.00, The incentive has a minimum of $400.00
Technologies: Heat pumps
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $500.00, The incentive has a minimum of $1000.00


Name: Customer Service - Berkeley
Organization: Berkley Electric Cooperative
Phone: (800) 327-9615

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.