The Appliance Early Retirement and Recycling Program will expand to the seven-county Bay Area when the current Summer Initiative energy conservation program, which is also operated by ARCA, is fully subscribed this summer.
The CPUC has budgeted $14 million to fund the recycling program. The budget allocation includes $50 incentive payments to participants for refrigerators and freezers, and $25 incentive payments for room air conditioners. Initial significant revenues from the new program are anticipated later in this year’s second half. The program is a one-year contract through May 31, 2002.
Publication date: 06/25/2001