Nevada Appliance Rebate Program Set To Role April Of 2010

 

The Nevada Governor’s State Office of Energy (NSOE) will receive approximately $2.5M Dollars in Federal funding through the Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) The purpose of the Nevada Appliance Rebate program is to provide consumers in Nevada with incentive to either purchase new ENERGY STAR qualified Home appliances or replace existing non-energy efficient appliances with ENERGY STAR qualified products.

 

The State of Nevada Appliance Rebate Program is proposing the following rebates:

 

  • Clothes Washers: $75 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR rated machine.$75 for the pick-up of old machine for recycling.
  • Dishwashers: $50 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR rated machine. $50 for the pick-up of old machine for recycling.
  • Refrigerators: $100 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR rated machine. $100 for the pick-up of old machine for recycling.
  • Freezers: $75 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR rated machine. $75 for the pick-up of old machine for recycling.

 

The Nevada Appliance Rebate Program Goals:

 

  • Offer a simple program that reaches the maximum number of consumers, encouraging them to purchase DOE-recommended ENERGY STAR home appliances, replacing and recycling old, energy inefficient appliances.

  • Offer a simple program that uses available funding in the most efficient way, spurring the purchase of new ENERGY STAR appliances from area retailers, resulting in economic growth and job creation, while responsibly saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Offer a simple program that leverages the existing ENERGY STAR partner network of local retailers, who also offer recycling, to maximize marketing exposure and consumer education programs while minimizing administrative costs and program overhead.
  • Meet DOE program recycling objectives and provide meaningful program data to gauge effectiveness for future reference.

 

The rebate program will be set up to provide point-of-sale rebates when the sale of ENERGY STAR appliances occurs. Additional rebates for the collection of old equipment for recycling will be given when a new appliance is delivered and exchanged for an old appliance. The Nevada Appliance rebate program will not set a limit on the number or amount of rebates an individual customer may receive.

 

The Nevada Energy Office will partner with Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes and Kmart/Sears; state utilities, state agencies, local governments, and non-profit organizations to market the program and reach the most consumers. The replacement of existing appliances will not be a prerequisite for rebates, and the appliance rebates will be used to encourage consumers to purchase ENERGY STAR appliances. The appliance rebates will be available to all Nevada residents who purchase ENERGY STAR appliances, and is expected to begin April 2010.  


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