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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Plumas-Sierra REC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/09/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Refrigerator: $125
Freezer: $75
Dishwasher: $35
Clothes Washer: $35
Small Appliances (TVs, VCRs, computer monitors, etc.): $20
Removal of Non-essential Refrigerator or Deep Freezer: $50
CFL Light: $2/per bulb Marathon Water Heater: $150
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Interest free loop lease plus a 85 gallon lifetime warranted Marathon water heater or a $500 rebate
Maximum Incentive:Limit of one rebate per product type, per year. The maximum number of CFL's available with rebate is 15.
Equipment Requirements:CFLs and Tv's: Must be Energy Star qualified
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site:

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) offers several financial incentives for residential customers to improve the efficiency of their homes by upgrading to energy saving appliances and equipment.  In order to receive these rebates, members must present a copy of the receipt of purchase and proof that the product is Energy Star. If the unit is a replacement, members must also provide a receipt (signed by the transfer station employee, with the unit serial number listed) for the disposal of the old unit. PSREC members should also make sure to consult the program's website for special member pricing on a variety of energy saving products including: CFL lighting, low-flow showerheads, and water heater blankets. View the application on the program website for further information and specific requirements.

Customers interested in PSREC commericial rebates should contact them directly.

  Customer Service
Plumas-Sierra REC
73233 State Route 70
Suite A
Portola, CA 96122-7064
Phone: (530) 832-4261 Ext.6037
Fax: (530) 832-5761
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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