H2O Water Heater Programs

H2O Advantage®

H2O Advantage® is a rebate program designed to help our members purchase and install energy-efficient electric water heaters. This program requires the installation of a load management switch that helps the Cooperative manage the demand cost of your electricity while still providing you with adequate water heating to meet your needs.

If you would like more information about the H2O Advantage® Rebate program please e-mail us.

  1. Contact your local Berkeley Electric Cooperative office and ask to speak with an H2O Advantage® representative who will help you determine the best water heating option and tank size for your family.

  2. Agree to participate in the H2O Advantage® program for a minimum of 5 years, using the option and tank size recommended by Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

  3. Find an approved contractor to install your new water heater.

  4. Notify your local district office when your water heater is installed. We will then inspect the water heater and install a load management switch.
    Please note: You have 60 days from the time you sign up for the H2O Advantage® to have your electric water heater installed.

  5. Cash the rebate check we give you.

  1. The installation of a load management device installed by Berkeley Electric Cooperative is a prerequisite for qualification in any incentive from Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

  2. The qualifying standards for water heater equipment are all electric and ASHRAE Standard 90 or the National Appliance Efficiency Standard. (All manufacturers were required to conform to NAES as of Jan. 1, 1990)

  3. Minimum total tank capacity for the water heater program is 50 gallons. Wiring Requirement: 10/2 with ground copper wire with 30 amp two-pole, 240 volt breaker. Maximum heating element size is 4500 watts.

  4. The installation of the new water heating equipment must comply with local and state plumbing and NEC Code specifications.

  5. The member or their successor in interest grants permission for Berkeley Electric Cooperative representative(s) to monitor and evaluate the installation of the water heating equipment and load management devices and to gain access for a minimum of 5 years.

  6. The member grants Berkeley Electric Cooperative permission to install specialized metering equipment to evaluate energy consumption and usage patterns.

  7. The member or their successor in interest grants Berkeley Electric Cooperative the right to recoup all previous incentives should the member disconnect or manipulate the load management device for any reason during the minimum 5 year period. 

The H2O Advantage® program allows you to qualify for money back on a new electric water heater. Review the rebate options and see if one applies to you.

  • New Home Rebate

    • Min. 50-gallon tank with LM switch $300

    • Min. 80-gallon tank with LM switch $400


  • Existing Home

    • Min. 50-gallon tank with LM switch $200

    • Min. 80-gallon tank with LM switch $300


  • Mobile Home

    • ​Min. 50-gallon tank with LM switch $200

    • Min. 80-gallon tank with LM switch $300

H2O Select® Water Heater Warranty

At Berkeley Electric Cooperative, we know that the last thing you want to worry about is your water heater which is why we offer the H2O Select® Water Heater Warranty.

For a 30-50 gallon tank, the warranty costs $7 per month and covers any existing electric water heater you have in your home, as well as parts and labor for the water heater, heating elements and thermostat. And although it does not cover plumbing or leaking pipes, it does cover complete replacement of a leaking tank. For over a 50-gallon tank, up to an 80-gallons, the cost is $11 per month. Please note, DOE regulations have eliminated the availability of water heaters 75 gallons and up. If choosing this option, BEC will repair your existing water heater. However, if repairs aren’t possible, the unit will be replaced with a 50-gallon tank with a mixing valve to increase capacity.

After signing up, there will be a 30-day waiting period before a claim can be made. The minimum contract length is five years. Please contact your local district office for full details or send us an e-mail.