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Energy Star Appliance Rebates Now Available

Appliance Rebate Program made available by:

 LEEP – Local Energy Efficiency Program from PREA.

Program Objective

            Encourage members to upgrade old, inefficient appliances.

Program Description

            A rebate program for energy-efficient appliances purchased by the members of Tri-County REC.

Tri-County will provide a rebate to members in the form of a credit to their electric account for the purchase of Energy Star-rated appliances. using the following guidelines:

Appliance must be  Energy-Star rated.

Rebate will be 15% of the appliance cost, up to $250 per appliance.

$400 maximum rebate per voting member.

Rebate calculated on the cost of the appliance only. Does not include sales tax or extended warranties.

Rebates will be given for the following Energy Star rated appliances: Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer, Dryer, Dehumidifier, Window Air Conditioner, Air Source Heat Pumps/Mini Splits, Electric Hybrid Water Heater, Electric Stove and Microwave.

The requirements for the rebate will be as follows: Appliances must be purchased after January 1, 2019.  The “Appliance Rebate” form must be filled out and signed. A copy of the sales receipt, with the appliance highlighted or circled must be submitted. This information can be mailed to or dropped off at our Mansfield office. The rebate will be applied to the member’s account.  Multiple appliance rebates will be accepted per voting member, with the total rebate not to exceed $400.

The rebate form will be included in one of the monthly bills and will also be printed in Penn Lines and available on our web site.

This program is not considered any kind of warranty or guarantee for the appliances purchased.  It will only be valid provided the requirements listed in this document are met. The rebates will be given on a first-come basis and limited by the amount of LEEP funds we receive from PREA.  Rebate program will end when all funds have been given out as rebates and the balance is zero.

Funding available for civic purposes

Pennsylvania Act 187 reads:  Any property presumed to be abandoned and unclaimed under this article that is held by a rural electric cooperative organized or qualified to do business in this Commonwealth under 15 Pa.C.S. Ch. 73 (relating to electric cooperative corporations) may, at the discretion of the rural electric cooperative, be retained and used by the rural electric cooperative…

Every year when Tri-County REC returns Capital Credits to the membership a portion of them are unclaimed.  In past years, those unclaimed checks were returned to the state.  With the passage of Act 187, the cooperatives now keep that money and can use it in three areas: energy assistance, education and civic purposes.  Our Community Services Committee meets twice per year to review applications for Civic Purposes.  This application is for civic purposes only and can be filled out online (see below) or downloaded from here.