New Jersey - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

June 03, 2011


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions.

New Jersey is offering rebates to state residents that purchase Energy Star qualified refrigerators, dishwashers, and clothes washers to replace an existing residential appliance. A standard rebate is available for all qualifying clothes washers, while super-efficient refrigerators and dishwashers are eligible for slightly higher rebates compared to those that just meet the minimum Energy Star requirements. Separately, super-efficient clothes washers (i.e., those with a Modified Energy Factor of 2.2 or higher) are eligible for a rebate of $50 per appliance through the regular New Jersey Energy Star Products Rebate Program.

In some cases retailers of qualifying appliances may offer the rebates at the register when the customer purchases the appliance. In this case, the customer does not need to submit a rebate application. It is important to note that this program is only available for purchases made from July 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011 or whenever funds are exhausted. Purchases made prior to the opening of the program are not eligible for rebates. Please see the program website for additional details, including lists of qualifying appliances.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy
Start Date: 07/01/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
Incentive Amount: Clothes Washer: $35
Dishwasher: $25 - $50 (higher rebate for more efficient appliances)
Refrigerator: $75 - $100 (higher rebate for more efficient appliances)
Eligible System Size: Rebates only available for "standard" sized dishwashers (space for at least 8 place settings and 6 serving pieces) and refrigerators (7.75 cubic feet or greater)
Equipment Requirements: Appliances must be Energy Star qualified at a minimum
Installation Requirements: Must be installed in replacement of an existing appliance


Name: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Address: 44 South Clinton Avenue, Post Office Box 350
Trenton NJ 08625-0350
Phone: (866) 657-6278

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.