Alaska Residential Energy Rebates

(These programs are currently under development)

The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently developing guidelines for state administered "Home Energy Rebate" programs as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Once DOE has published its guidelines, AHFC will begin designing rebate programs that both follow DOE guidelines and take Alaska's unique needs and challenges into consideration. Upon DOE approval of Alaska's energy rebate programs, AHFC will implement and administer those programs. To receive updates as our rebate programs develop, please subscribe by providing your email in the box below:

Timeline

The Department of Energy has published a tentative timeline, outlining their plan to solicit state operated residential energy rebate programs:

SPRING 2023:

  • Key stakeholder engagement activities guide content for Request for Information regarding rebate programs
  • Solicit public comment on the Request for Information
  • Receive and process information from the Request for Information

FALL 2023:

  • Publish guidance to states and Indian Tribes
  • States submit plans and applications for review and approval by Department of Energy

Q1 2024:

  • AHFC is in the process of building and customizing a portal and applications program
  • AHFC continues to develop and submit program plans to DOE
  • Working with RDI to update AKWarm to support the program and data management

Q3 2024:

  • DOE reviews and modifies state plans

Q4 2024:

  • AHFC starts accepting applications

Future Programs:

The Home Efficiency Rebate Program

Will provide rebates for whole-house energy savings retrofits. Incentives for most households are $2,000 for 20% energy savings and $4,000 for 35% energy savings. The savings under this program are doubled for households with income below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

The Home Electrification And Appliance Rebate Program

Will provide point-of-sale consumer discounts on the purchase of certain high-efficiency electric home appliances, along with certain home electrical upgrades, insulation, and air sealing. There is an income cap of 150% of the Area Median Income (AMI) to participate.


Editor's Note: Updated January 25, 2024 to reflect a change to the Department of Energy's tentative timeline.