What is Beneficial Electrification?
The term “beneficial electrification” refers to innovations in energy technologies which are creating new ways to use electricity in place of on-site fossil fuels; such as gasoline, natural gas and fuel oil.
Benefits of Beneficial Electrification:
Reduces energy costs – Electricity is often less expensive than alternative fuel
Reduces carbon emissions – Electricity is cleaner fuel than on-site fossil fuel
Improves quality of life – Electric equipment is quieter, compact, and low-maintenance
Chugach offers a variety of beneficial electrification incentive programs to its members.
Beneficial Electrification and Energy Star Incentive Program (BEEs)
Chugach proudly offers its Beneficial Electrification and Energy Star (BEES) Incentive Program to support the purchase of approved beneficial electrification equipment and Energy Star-certified devices.
The BEES program is made possible through a grant awarded from Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and is available to low- and moderate-income residential members within the Municipality of Anchorage.
To apply as a residential member, have your member and account numbers ready, click on the link below, and fill out the application:
The program reserves a portion specifically for landlords providing housing to verifiable low- and moderate-income tenants. The benefits of increased efficiency will be realized by the tenants paying monthly electric bills and will reduce the city’s carbon emissions.
To apply as a landlord, have your member and account numbers ready, click on the link below, and fill out the application:
Heat Pump Pilot Program
Chugach is offering a Heat Pump Pilot Program to support the adoption of air-source heat pumps by residential and small commercial members. This program is being offered as a rebate to members who install an approved air-source heat pump system to provide heating and cooling for their home or business. The program may be most beneficial to members who do not have access to natural gas service.
To apply, have your member number ready, click on the link below, and fill out the application:
Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
Chugach offers several electric vehicle (EV) charging incentive programs to promote the use of EVs in Alaska. These programs support EV charging at homes and businesses within the Chugach service area by providing a bill credit after installation. The programs are encouraging the transition to electric transportation, which benefits all members by reducing rates.
Inflation Reduction Act Incentives
Do you know the different ways the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can help you save on home improvements and lower your energy costs? Signed into law in August 2022, the IRA has various energy tax credits that are currently available and consumer home energy rebate programs are expected to become available in late 2023.
To learn more about the current tax credits and future rebates, click on the guidebook and use the calculator below to see which incentives are available to you.
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