Moving to implement the largest energy efficiency rebates in city history for residential customers on appliances and related products, the Board of Water and Power Commissioners approved a contract recently with Volt VIEWtech, Inc. for processing applications and paying rebates. A total of US$3 million in rebate funds are available through Dec. 31, 2002. Rebate amounts will range from US$10 to US$500.Los Angeles, California – August 13, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Applications will be available at retail outlets and online at www.ladwp.com beginning the first week of September. Customers, with applications and original receipts, may seek rebates after Labor Day for Energy Star approved appliances and related energy-saving products purchased on or after May 11, 2002. “We are excited to implement this new residential rebate program for our residential customers that will help lower their costs for the purchase of energy efficient appliances and other products approved by the Energy Star program. “This new rebate effort again demonstrates that our Green LA programs seeks to lower our customer costs while also helping the environment,” said Angelina Galiteva, LADWP executive director of Green LA, Environmental Affairs and New Product Development. Appliances covered under the rebate program include Energy Star qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, ceiling fans with compact fluorescent lighting, hardwired compact fluorescent lighting fixtures, and fluorescent lamps. Energy Star qualified products under this rebate program also include room air conditioners, efficient central air conditioning systems, efficient heat pump systems, whole house evaporative coolers, high efficiency windows and programmable thermostats. Efficient products that do not carry the Energy Star designation but are eligible for the rebates include whole house fans, pool pumps and motors. A list of qualified efficient pool equipment is available on the LADWP website. Energy Star is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The LADWP Star Utility Partner. The LADWP Energy Efficiency program is part of the Green LA efforts that also include Green Power, Solar Power, Tree Planting for a Green LA, Cool Schools Tree Planting Program, Electric Transportation and Recycling.