Local Government Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

September 19, 2014


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 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. This program was established in order spend out funds remaining from the residential rebate program. The program will be available through February 1, 2013 or until funds are exhausted.

New York is offering rebates to government entities for the purchase and installation of certain energy efficient appliances and power strips. Governments having received a direct ARRA Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant do not qualify for the program. A list of eligible governments is available on the program web site. Energy Star equipment purchased on or after September 25, 2012 is eligible for a 75% rebate. Rebates are limited to $4,999 per item and $20,000 per eligible government.  A minimum of 10 CFLs, 10 LEDs, and/or a minimum of 2 power strips must be purchased in order for those items to be eligible for a rebate. Incentives from this program may not be combined with incentives offered by utility companies or municipalities, although they may be combined with manufacturer incentives and retail promotions. Applications are available online, and will be available until February 1, 2013 or until funds are exhausted.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.nysappliancerebates.com/
Administrator: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Start Date: 09/25/2012
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Lighting
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: 75% of purchase price
Maximum Incentive: $4,999 per item
$20,000 per government entity
Eligible System Size: Refrigerators must measure at least 7.75 cubic feet to qualify
Equipment Requirements: Equipment must be new and Energy Star qualified


Name: New York - Buy Green, Save Green Highly Efficient Appliance Rebate
Address: Lockheed Martin Processing Center
Ballston Spa NY 12020
Phone: (877) 697-6278

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.