Rhode Island - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

November 08, 2010


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. Rhode Island's Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is closed, but it is accepting applicants for a wait list. Rhode Islanders may receive rebates on a variety of ENERGY STAR appliances. To qualify, the consumer must be a resident of Rhode Island with a street mailing address and the appliance must be replacing an existing older, less efficient appliance (older appliances should be recycled, the retailer will be able to help consumers with this). Online purchases do not qualify. Consumers are encouraged to check the availability of the rebates before making purchases; as well, consumers may reserve a rebate prior to making purchases. More information about availability and reservations of rebates are found at http://www.rirebates.com/, or by calling 1-877-359-5795.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.rirebates.com/
Administrator: Rhode Island State Energy Office
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
Incentive Amount: Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Freezers: $150
Boilers (Gas or Oil): $500
Furnace (Gas or Oil): $100
Gas Tankless Water Heaters: $300
Eligible System Size: Refrigerators must be at least 18 cubic feet and priced over $400 retail.
Equipment Requirements: Must be ENERGY STAR


Name: Residential Energy Efficient Rebate Program
Statewide RI
Phone: (877) 359-5795

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.