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Minnesota to Offer Rebates up to $200 for New Appliances!

This is the latest information available (as of 1/4/2010) from the State of Minnesota’s “Office of Energy Security” web siteWith an expected program start date of March 1, 2010 and money available for only approximately 25,000 homeowners, it will be important to keep a close eye on this!

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Trade-in & Save Appliance Program

Targeted for a March 1, 2010 start, the Trade-in & Save Appliance Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will offer approximately 25,000 Minnesota homeowners a rebate for replacing their old appliance with a qualifying ENERGY STAR model purchased from a Minnesota retailer. Rebates are not retroactive for purchases made outside the program timeframe. This program is estimated to create 59 jobs and annually save 2,200,412 KWh in energy, 43,729,920 gallons of water and 4,705,065 lbs of carbon (CO2).

Minnesota’s allocation of $5,009,000 includes rebates on:

  • clothes washers ($200)
  • dishwashers ($150)
  • freezers ($100 with purchase and proof of recycling, $50 for purchase only)
  • refrigerators ($200 with purchase and proof of recycling, $100 for purchase only) 

A program-specific website to be launched in early 2010 will contain the program’s eligibility requirements, rules and forms. We recommend that homeowners view ENERGY STAR and their utility websites for additional rebate opportunities, including appliance bounty programs that pay you for taking away a second working refrigerator or freezer stored in your basement or garage. Homeowners will be limited to one rebate for a single appliance purchase. Rebates are not retroactive for purchases made outside the program timeframe. Additional residential rebates for energy-saving products can be found here.

If you are a consumer and have questions on the program, send us your inquiry at energy.info@state.mn.us or sign-up for our stimulus e-newsletter that provides a monthly update on all stimulus programs.

If you are a retailer located in Minnesota that sells appliances and would like to receive program materials, please send us your full contact information (company name, contact name, full address, phone, email and website) to appliancerebate.retailer@state.mn.us . Contact information provided to us will only be used to distribute program materials.

The Office of Energy Security would like to thank the following Official Partner organizations that have offered in-kind support to ensure the OES meets the administrative funding match requirements for this program:  Sears Holdings Corporation, Best Buy, Warners’ Stellian, Castanea Labs Inc., Great River Energy (GRE), Whirlpool Corporation, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (Bosch), and Minnesota Power.

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Julie Warner
Julie Warner

Thanks for posting this info. As an appliance retailer, we've realized that many are confused as to the details of this program (i.e. hoping to reserve a rebate now to get money for a new stove...). The MN OES's stimulus e-newsletter is a bit wonky, though, for the general consumer and includes the full gamut of OES energy initiatives. I send out updates specifically on the appliance stimulus to our subscriber base. If you're interested, send an e-mail with the subject SUBSCRIBE to stimulus@warnersstellian.com.

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