PSEG Long Island increased its annual budget for energy efficiency slightly this year as the utility and a contractor promote products such as Energy Star appliances — even as the Trump administration vows to kill the program.

The budget for efficiency measures at PSEG, according to a filing with the state Department of Public Service released this month, inched up to $87.1 million from the prior year’s $85 million.

Of the total, $74.2 million will be managed by subcontractor Lockheed Martin, which implements most energy efficiency programs under the PSEG Long Island brand. PSEG retains renewable energy programs such as solar.

Some of the biggest chunks of the budget are for rebates for Energy Star appliances and other home and commercial products, including efficient room air conditioners and refrigerators.

The Energy Star program doesn’t provide direct funding to PSEG. Instead, money for rebates comes from state programs and a charge on customer bills.

The administration of President Donald Trump listed Energy Star among dozens of programs it expects to discontinue. The Environmental Protection Agency reported the program in 2015 saved customers $430 billion on utility bills, and 2.7 billion metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions since 1992, according to federal data.

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The program’s annual budget is $50 million. Elimination of more than 50 programs at EPA, Trump officials said, would save $347 million.

Mike Voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewables at PSEG, said the company will continue to pursue efficient product initiatives regardless of Trump administration policies. PSEG funds and processes the rebates, and helps offset the retail cost of the products through direct payments to retailers and manufacturers.

Voltz said it was possible a private entity “supportive of efficiency could pick up the Energy Star brand.” If that doesn’t happen, he said, “we could still run the same programs and just use the efficiency rating,” Voltz said.

That could prove challenging.

The 2017 budget anticipates about $16 million in rebates and retail markdowns for more than 3.2 million products this year.

PSEG expects to provide incentives of between $2 and $3.25 each for about 3.1 million lighting products; $25 to $75 for tens of thousands of appliances; $150 to $250 for swimming pool pumps; and $800 for heat-pump water heaters through the program, much of it Energy Star-branded.

The program is actually expanding on Long Island this year, Voltz said.

For the first time, PSEG is offering programs that help customers reduce their use of oil and propane for heating. It also has significantly increased incentives for geothermal heating and cooling systems.