BPU: Turn Your Old Fridge into Cash and Reduce Energy Costs

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) offers a rebate program that encourages residential customers to replace their older, less efficient refrigerators with an Energy Star® qualified appliance that uses less electricity. Customers wanting to participate in the program must properly dispose of their old refrigerator before receiving a $250.00 rebate check. Refrigerators operate 24 hours a day, using more electricity annually than any other appliance in the home. If made before 2001, investing in a newer model can save energy immediately and cut customer’s utility costs significantly over time. BPU’s new rebate program is intended to reduce energy consumption and further protect the environment.

To receive a BPU Refrigerator Replacement Rebate, customers should do the following:

  1. Remove and replace older refrigerators with a new Energy-Star® qualified refrigerator from a retailer. Make sure the appliance has the Energy-Star® label when making the purchase.
  2. Request and submit the BPU Rebate Application by calling 913.573.9997.
    • Include a copy of dated sales receipt /invoice showing manufacturer, model number, and purchase price of the new appliance.
    • Include copy of the signed document of disposal of previously-owned refrigerator.

3. Once completed, customers will receive a mailed check from BPU within six to eight weeks.

This Refrigerator Replacement Rebate program is for BPU residential customers living in the BPU service area, and applies to residential or commercial refrigerators with new Energy Star® certifications.

Customer must have an active electric account that is in good-standing.

The rebate is valid for purchases made between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, with purchase receipt, removal document, and application postmarked no later than December 31, 2015.

One rebate per household/address per customer, and the $250.00 rebate amount may not exceed the purchase price of the refrigerator.