Following is a press release that we received today outlining the enhanced rebates that are going into effect. Now would be the ideal time to install those energy efficient product's such as a new furnace, air conditioning, water heater, or boiler in your home and Artisan Plumbing Heating & Cooling will assist you in getting the job done.
Christie Administration Announces Enhanced Clean Energy Program Incentives to Assist Hurricane Sandy Flood Victims
Residents, Businesses, Towns and Schools Eligible for Enhanced Rebates for Qualifying Energy-efficient Equipment and Appliances
TRENTON, N.J. –The Christie Administration today announced that enhanced financial incentives are available to assist storm victims rebuild from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has increased rebate levels and expanded the list of qualifying equipment and products under New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (CEP) to help residents, businesses and local government entities replace storm-damaged equipment and appliances with more energy-efficient products.
To assist those who may have already replaced qualifying products, the new incentives and program changes are retroactive to October 29, 2012, and will remain in effect until funds are exhausted.
“To help New Jersey’s residents, businesses and towns rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Christie Administration has increased New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program rebate offerings and streamlined guidelines to more quickly deliver needed incentives,” said Bob Hanna, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “As New Jersey rebuilds, we want to ensure that everyone is aware of the advantages of purchasing energy-efficient products.”
The CEP is increasing rebate levels by $200 for residents who choose high energy-efficient equipment and appliances, such as furnaces, boilers and water heaters, to replace items damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Also, the Board waived the Smart Growth requirement for customers who are completely rebuilding their homes or businesses as a result of Sandy’s devastation.
The CEP is also offering increased incentives for commercial, industrial and local governmental entities that have or will need to purchase new equipment, as well as adding new incentives for qualifying food service equipment. This equipment includes commercial dishwashers, fryers, griddles
The enhanced incentives are available until approximately $45.5 million in current CEP budgetfunding is exhausted. Since the rebuilding process will be ongoing with some homeowners andbusiness owners possibly not rebuilding until later this year, additional enhanced incentive fundingmay be approved by the Board in the CEP 2014 Budget, which begins July 1, 2013. If approved,enhanced incentives will be available to storm victims into the new fiscal year.For more information on rebate amounts, qualifying equipment and appliances, eligibility and how toapply, please visit the NJ Clean Energy Program website at: www.NJCleanEnergy.com