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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Benton PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/09/2013
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Windows
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Clothes Washers: $30 (electric); $20 (gas)
Refrigerators: $15
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $15
Water Heaters: $25
Windows: $6 to $8 per sq ft
Insulation: $0.05 to $0.85 per sq ft depending on location
Duct Sealing: $400
Heat Pumps: $500 - $1,000
Ductless Heat Pump: $1,500
Heat Pump Commissioning/Controls: $300
Maximum Incentive:Insulation: Contact Benton PUD
Equipment Requirements:Appliances: Must be Energy Star rated
Clothes Washer: MEF 2.0 or greater
Water Heater: Electric, .92 - .94 EF minimum depending on size
Expiration Date:9/30/2015 or until funding expires
Web Site:

Benton PUD offers residential customers a variety of rebates when they purchase qualifying energy efficient appliances and when they make certain weatherization improvements. Appliance rebates are available for Energy Star clothes washers, and refrigerators, and energy efficient hot water heaters. The rebate application must be completed and turned in within 90 days of product purchase. Customers who recycle an old refrigerator or freezer can recieve an additional $15 rebate. In order to qualify for the rebate the refrigerator or freezer must be at least ten cubic feet, and in working condition.

Benton PUD also offers incentives for HVAC equipment and weatherization measures including heat pumps, ductless heat pumps, duct sealing, and insulation.  Visit the program website or contact Benton PUD directly for more information.

  Benton PUD Customer Service
Benton PUD
2721 W. 10th Ave.
PO Box 6270
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 582-2175
Phone 2: (509) 582-­123
Web Site:
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