DC Tax Incentive/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

As we approach the end of the year, and thus draw to a close our tax deductions for 2010- here is something to keep in mind if you are in the District of Columbia;

Program Overview

Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Central Air conditioners
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: CFL Bulbs: $1.50 (single); $3 (multi-pack)
Refrigerator: $50
Room A/C: $25
Water Heater: $20
Maximum Incentive: CFL Bulbs: 25 bulbs per customer
Refrigerator: $50
Room A/C: $125 (5 rebates)
Water Heater: $20
Equipment Requirements: Refrigerator and Room A/C: Must be Energy Star
Water Heater: Must have Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93
Web Site: http://homeenergysavings.pepco.com/dc/appliance-rebate


Due to the current budgetary constraints of the District of Columbia government, program funding has been rescinded for fiscal year 2011. August 15, 2010 was the final day which programs were operational. This does not affect Pepco customers in Maryland.

PEPCO offers appliance and lighting rebates to its residential DC customers who purchase select energy efficient products. Rebates are available on CFL light bulbs, refrigerators, room a/c units, and water heaters. Refrigerators and a/c units must be Energy Star qualified and water heaters must have an Efficiency Factor of at least 0.93 to receive rebate. Rebates are available to Pepco DC customers on qualifying purchases at any retail store after September 15, 2009. Rebate applications must include account number, original sales receipt, and must be received within 60 days of purchase. See the program website listed above to view the Appliance Rebate Application or a list of participating CFL retailers.


Energy Star Rebate Processing Center
7515 Mission Drive
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: (800) 353-5798
Phone 2: (202) 833-7500
Web Site: http://www.pepco.com/contact/

M. Germaine Parra
Realtor, Feng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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