Many types of electrification projects will require upgrades to your home’s electrical service and/or wiring. This may entail replacing your home’s electrical panel (AKA “breaker box”), installing 240V outlets, and so on. Always consult a licensed electrician and follow the manufacturer’s specifications when planning an electrification project. (For incentives to install EV charging infrastructure, please see the Electric Vehicles subpage).

Federal Tax Credits

For panel upgrades needed to carry out other electrification projects that receive the 25C or 25D tax credit. Available NOW!

  • 30% up to $600 tax credit for panel upgrades done in conjunction with heat pumps through the 25C Tax Credit.
  • 30% uncapped tax credit available for panel upgrades done in conjunction with rooftop solar through the 25D Tax Credit.
  • See Rewiring America for more information.
  • Note: the two tax credits above cannot be combined. If applicable, the tax credit with the greater value will be applied.

Federal Rebate Programs

Provides “point-of-sale” (i.e. directly deducted from project cost by contractor) rebates for panel and wiring upgrades for low- and moderate-income households. Available by August 2024.

  • 100% of panel upgrades up to $4,000 for low-income households (less than 80% of AMI), and 50% of project costs up to $4,000 for moderate-income households (80-150% of AMI). 
  • 100% of electrical wiring upgrades up to $2,500 for low-income households (less than 80% of AMI), and 50% of project costs up to $2,500 for moderate-income households (80-150% of AMI).
  • Please visit the Vermont Department of Public Service or Rewiring America for more information.

Updated March 2024.