Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Launched in Saipan | New

(Press release) – CNMI’s Energy Division Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands – Energizing Insular Communities – Energy Efficient/Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program for the second year, to help interested residents reduce their home’s energy use and utility costs by offering appliance rebate coupons, as a financial incentive, to be redeemed at participating local sellers or retailers to receive an instant in-store rebate, for replacement appliances. old inefficient appliances by Energy Efficient/Energy Star qualified products. Due to funding limitations, the number of coupons is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds last, for residents of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

Given the steep rise in the cost of fuel and other financial hardships that may affect residents due to current economic conditions, the Energy Division will initiate the program in a manner that will reduce the need for residents to move multiple times by vehicle to reduce unnecessary and unwanted fuel costs, allowing interested residents to Reserve a program request and confirmation number in advance, by contacting the Energy Division office and providing all necessary information about program requirements. Only one program request, per household, is authorized for: a refrigerator; a washing machine; and up to two individual air conditioners (window-type or split-type units).

Once complete information has been obtained and verified, residents will receive a confirmation number which is unique only to the caller, which must be presented, as evidence, to designated officials visiting the Energy Division for verification in order to receive a rebate coupon program application. Confirmation numbers should not be shared with any other person and should only be presented by the holder. (Additional requirements or conditions may apply.)

Please provide the following information:

1) Full name on a valid government issued ID

2) Residential address (installation address)

3) Contact number

4) Commonwealth Utilities account number (installation address)

5. If a tenant of a rental property, additional information will be required for verification.

Energy office contact details:

• Maile H. Iakopo

Program Specialist

(670) 664-4480

• Vincent S. Attao

Program manager

(670) 664-4482

The Energy Division will begin accepting phone calls from interested Saipan residents to book a program application for home appliance rebate coupons from May 31, 2022 to June 3, 2022.

Further, in order to issue rebate vouchers in a timely and expeditious manner, the Energy Division urges residents to obtain and make readily available for submission the information required to complete an application, as follows (additional requirements or conditions may apply):

1) Copy of a valid government issued ID

2) A copy of the last CUC invoice

3) Make and model number of old existing devices to be replaced

4) If a tenant of a rental property, a copy of the lease/rental agreement and landlord and tenant certification (provided by the Energy Division)

Energy Division staff members will distribute program applications to Saipan residents with confirmation numbers for submission, and process and issue device discount vouchers, as follows:

June 7 to 10, 2022

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Energy Division

Building No. 1337

Capital Hill, Saipan

The list below reflects the island voucher amounts.

Qualified products

Refrigerators

14.3 cu.ft. or more

Saipan – $400

Tinian and Rota – $500

Washers

3.0 cu.ft. or more

Saipan – $300

Tinian and Rota – $400

Window AC 12.0 EER or higher

(5000-8000 BTUs)

Saipan – $120

Tinian and Rota – $160

(over 8000 BTUs)

Split AC 18.0 SEER or greater

Saipan – $130

Tinian and Rota – $175

(9000-18000 BTUs)

Saipan – $300

Tinian and Rota – $400

(over 18000 BTUs)

Saipan – $550

Tinian and Rota – $650

Please note: the reduction coupons only cover part of the amount of the total price of the units listed above. Voucher recipients are responsible for paying the remaining balance on the amount.

Devices are to replace existing models. Residents of newly built or remodeled homes can request new purchases of energy-efficient or Energy Star qualified appliances. Residents affected by the devastations of Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu are eligible, provided they have not previously received similar assistance from local, federal or private entities.

Due to the continuing threat of Covid-19, the public are required to observe and comply with all health and safety protocols. Masks are mandatory at all times during program service hours.

For more information about the program or questions, contact the Division of Energy office at 664-4480/1.

Ryan H. Bowman