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California has been allocated $35.2 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to participate in the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP). The California Energy Commission will administer the SEEARP that will provide rebates to consumers for purchasing qualified home appliances during the rebate period.
The rebate program will:
The California Appliance Rebate program will begin April 22, 2010. The Energy Commission has submitted its proposed Appliance Rebate Program design to the U.S. Department of Energy on October 14, 2009, and it was accepted by the DOE. Three residential appliance categories were selected to be eligible to receive rebates: clothes washers (rebate $100), refrigerators (rebate $200), and room/window air conditioners (rebate $50). These rebates are in addition to existing rebates offered by California's utilities or appliance manufacturers. The Energy Commission used the list of "pre-screened" appliances from the DOE. To qualify, the appliances must be ENERGY STAR-listed, meet CEE tier standards, and certified to the Energy Commission as meeting all state and federal appliance efficiency standards.
Please visit the Cash For Appliances website for more information.
Notice of Closure of Waiting List for Specific Appliance Categories. Posted December 9, 2011. (PDF file, 2 pages, 250 kb).
Notice of Closure of Rebate Offer Period for HVC and Water Heaters. Posted December 15, 2010.(PDF file, 2 pages, 45 kb).
Revised Notice of Closure of Rebate Offer Period for Specific Appliance Categories. Posted December 3, 2010.(PDF file, 2 pages, 37 kb).
Notice of Availability - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Guidelines. (PDF file, 1 page, 44 kb)
Appliance Rebate Guidelines: State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Fourth Edition, publication # CEC-400-2009-025-CMF-REV4. Adopted July 28, 2010
. Posted July 29, 2010. (PDF file, 16 pages, 332 kb)
Please see the Energy Commission Economic Stimulus formal proceeding documents page (docket # 09-OII-1) for meeting dates and proposed Guideline updates. Meeting dates are also listed in the calendar found in the right-hand column.
To help publicize and encourage the Appliance Rebate Program, the Energy Commission is looking for Official Partners to provide in-kind services and support such as developing consumer outreach, marketing and promotional materials, train staff and sales personnel, and provide information on appliance availability and other rebates.
Please contact the Energy Commission Appliance Office if your company is interested in becoming an Official Partner. E-mail: email@example.com
For more information on Partnerships, Guidelines, workshop, announcements, and schedules, please sign up for Appliance Rebate listserve on the right.
To qualify for a rebate under the California Cash For Appliances Program, the appliances must be:
CEE refers to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency
A searchable list of qualifying appliances is available on the Cash For Appliances website at: www.cash4appliances.org/products/ The FINAL list of qualified appliances can be downloaded as Microsoft Excel files from that website page.
If you have questions regarding the qualifying appliances, please contact:
California Energy Commission, Appliances Office
E-mail Address: appliances @ energy.state.ca.us
California Energy Commission Application to U.S. DOE for Solicitation: DE-FOA-0000119 - State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program. October 14, 2009. (PDF file, 27 pages, 348 kilobytes)
Want the most current information about California's rebate program sent to you? Sign up for the Energy Commission's new Appliance Rebate Program e-mail listserver on the right. You'll be sent e-mail about the most current program information and when the rebates become available.
Check out the Appliance Rebate Program Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are an appliance manufacturer, please read this letter regarding appliance eligibility. (PDF FIle)
For the DOE news release about the federal program, please go to: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/daily.cfm/hp_news_id=178
If you are looking for consumer rebates and incentives available now, please visit the Flex Your Power website.
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