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Residential Programs

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Ava offers programs that save you money while helping the environment

Ava’s mission includes making it easier for our customers to transition to clean and local energy, while reducing monthly energy bills. Below is a summary of the programs that we’ve designed to simplify the pathway for you to upgrade appliances, transition to electric transportation, make your home more resilient in a power outage, and more.

Learn about programs for Business and Municipal customers

If you're planning a home energy efficiency upgrade or you have your eye on an EV, Ava launched an incentive finder to help you navigate the process and find relevant national, state, local, and Ava-specific incentives for energy efficiency and electrification.

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Make your home energy efficient

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  • Cooking with Induction

    Induction cooktops provide precise, steady control, a wider temperature range, quick response times, and no open flames! The difference is induction technology. Upgrade to an induction range and get $250 cash back.
  • Induction Cooktop Lending Program

    Borrow and “test drive” an induction cooktop in the comfort of your home. Free! Reserve your Induction Lending kit today. This program is available to residents living in Ava's service area.
  • Heat Pump Water Heater

    Ava can help you save money when upgrading to a heat pump water heater. Up to $400 in incentives are available now. Never light the pilot on your water heater again.
  • Live Induction Cooking Demos

    Witness the versatility and efficiency of induction cooking in live induction cooking demonstrations led by professional chefs throughout our service area.

Avoid blackouts with energy storage

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  • Medical Baseline Backup Battery Rebate

    Backup electric power should be part of every preparedness plan. Medical Baseline customers can receive $1000 in rebates for a portable battery power station to enhance your emergency preparedness in the event of a grid outage.
  • Resilient Home

    See your options for a new solar + battery backup system. Free quote and preferred pricing for Ava customers.

Need help paying your energy bill?

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Switch to clean, renewable energy

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  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)

    Earn credits when your solar panels produce more electricity than you consume. Ava customers receive a cash-out payment annually in April.
  • Solar Discount Program

    This income-based program makes solar energy accessible to more people including renters and homes unsuitable for solar rooftop installation. CARE and FERA customers get an additional 20% off their energy bill.
  • Resilient Home

    See your options for a new solar + battery backup system. Free quote and preferred pricing for Ava customers.

Drive electric and save

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  • Drive Electric

    Driving electric is safe and fun, and saves money. Ava connects you with information, incentives, and rebates to ease the transition to electric vehicles.
  • Smart Charge Pilot

    This pilot supports customers with “managed charging”, which allows a third party to shift the times when your electric vehicle is charging. Eligibility is currently limited and may expand in the future.