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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Richland Energy Services - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Clothes Washers: $20 - $30
Refrigerators: $15
Freezers: $15
Water Heaters: $25
Duct Sealing: $400
Controls: $300
Air-source Heat Pumps: $500 - $1,000
Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,500
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $2,000
Insulation: $0.05 - $0.85 per sq ft
Windows: $6 per sq ft
Equipment Requirements:Eligible appliances must be Energy Star rated
Clothes Washers: MEF of 2.0 or greater, WF of 6.0 or greater
Refrigerators: Must be 7.75 cu ft in size
Electric Water Heater: Minimum EF's range from 0.91 to 0.93, varies by size
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Richland Energy Services (RES) provides a number of rebates encouraging energy efficiency for its residential customers.  Rebates exist for Energy Star home appliances, HVAC equipment and improvements, and also window and insulation upgrades.  Rebates for insulation upgrades vary according to the prexisting insulation levels present in a home.  For detailed information on specific rebates and requirements, see the incentives form provided by RES.  For further information or any questions, please visit the program website listed above or contact RES directly.

  Dawn Senger
City of Richland
Power and Resource Management, Development Services Center
840 Northgate Drive
PO Box 190
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 942-7436
Phone 2: (509) 942-7431
Web Site:
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