Richmond Department of Public Utilities (Gas) - Energy Conservation Rebates

March 19, 2015


NOTE: This program has changed from offering rebates to offering incentives as tax incentives. 

City of Richmond natural gas customers are eligible for tax credit for purchase of for efficiency natural gas technologies as part of the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Conservation Program. Tax Credits to a maximum amount as specified above are available for high efficiency furnaces, boilers, electric heat pump water heater, and biomass stoves.  

Biomass stoves must use renewable plant derived fuel, including agricultural crops, trees, wood, wood waste, residues, grasses, and fibers.  

Please contact the Energy Services Division of City of Richmond for more information. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Richmond Department of Public Utilities
Start Date: 11/22/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Advanced main air circulating fan: $50
Oil furnace or Hot water boiler with AFUE of 95% of greater: $150
Electric heat pump water heater (EF >2.0): $300
Central AC: $300
Water Heater: $300
Biomass Stove: $500
Equipment Requirements: Natural Gas Furnace: AFUE of 95% or higher
Natural Gas Water Heater: EF 0.82 or higher
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a Virginia licensed contractor
Thermostat must be installed as part of a natural gas system


Name: Michelle Wood
Address: 900 E. Broad St.
Richmond VA 23219
Phone: (804) 646-8544

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.