FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 3, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Scott Hardin, AEDC Marketing & Communications
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (December 3, 2010) - The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), today announced the ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program is closed as the funds have been expended.
To date, the Appliance Rebate Program has approved and awarded 23,932 rebates totaling more than $5.93 million. Pending rebates are currently being processed. It is anticipated another 1,700 rebates will be approved, bringing the total to 25,632 rebates totaling about $6.3 million.
"The response to the Appliance Rebate Program has exceeded initial expectations," said AEDC Executive Director Maria Haley. "We were fortunate to be able to secure enough funding to keep the program open longer than projected, and Arkansans are benefitting by saving significant amounts of money on their energy bills - and the savings will continue. "
Due to the appliances replaced through Arkansas's Appliance Rebate Program, the state is expected to save approximately 3.4 million kilowatt hours and 115 million gallons of water this year.
The ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate program was funded by the United States Department of Energy, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Additional information can be found at www.arkansasenergy.org.