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Rhode Island

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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National Grid (Electric) – Residential EnergyWise Incentive Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/14/2013
Program Overview:
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Pool Pumps, Room Air Conditioners, Personal Computing Equipment, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Energy Assessment, Smart Power Strips, Room Air Cleaner
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:WiFi Programmable Thermostat: 50% of cost
7-day Programmable Thermostat: $25
Deep Energy Retrofit Insulation Pilot Program: $2 - $3.50/sq ft (base); $1.75/sq ft (performance)
Central AC/ or Heat Pump: $300-$500
Pool Pump: Up to $300
Heat Pump Water Heater: Up to $750
Refrigerator: $30 - 50
Freezer: $20 - $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Room Air Cleaners: $40
Room Air Conditioner: $20
Power Strips: $10
CFLs: up to $6
Lighting Fixtures: up to $25
Energy Audit: Free + 75% of recommended improvements
Maximum Incentive:See program web site
Equipment Requirements:Appliances must be ENERGY STAR Qualified
Central AC/Air Source Heat Pump: >14.5, >12, >8.2
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump: >16, >12, >8.2
See program web site for full requirements
Expiration Date:12/31/2013
Web Site:
National Grid offers a variety of energy efficiency incentives for residential customers. Incentives are provided for purchasing and implementing insulation upgrades, HVAC equipment, appliances, pool pumps, lighting fixtures and other measures. Certain measures are offered as a comprehensive package. Some rebates are given at the time of purchase while others require a mail-in application. The program web site above lists the specific requirements for the different rebates available.
Additionally, new construction programs are available to customers who build energy efficient homes according to National Grid standards. Customers can call 1-888-633-7947 for more information or visit the program web site. Contact National Grid for more information on the full range of incentive options.


  National Grid Residential Efficiency Program
Phone: (800) 292-2032
Phone 2: (888) 633-7947
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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