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Partners in Energy Program
Bay State Gas Company offers commercial and industrial customers the Partners in Energy Program. This provides rebates for energy-efficient improvements to facilities and could include a free energy assessment. The Partners in Energy Program will provide the customer with an “offer sheet report” listing energy-saving measures that are qualified for incentives. Bay State Gas will share a portion of the cost to design, purchase, and install any qualified energy-efficiency measures.
Program Sponsor: Bay State Gas

Rebates for High Efficiency Equipment
In addition to in-home programs and incentives, Bay State Gas offers existing and prospective customers up to $1,850 in rebates towards the installation of great energy-saving opportunities.
Program Sponsor: Bay State Gas

GasNetworks® Commercial & Industrial High Efficiency Heating Rebate Program
Berkshire Gas offers eligible commercial and industrial customers incentives and rebates for the installation of select high-efficiency equipment through its GasNetworks Berkshire Gas Energy Efficiency Programs. These programs offer rebates to small and large industrial customers for heating.
Program Sponsor: Berkshire Gas

GasNetworks® Commercial & Industrial Kitchen Equipment Rebate Program
Berkshire Gas offers eligible commercial and industrial (C&I) customers a $1,000 rebate per unit for high-efficiency, natural gas-fired fryers, ovens, and steamers. Also a $500 rebate per unit for griddles is available for C&I natural gas customers that purchase and install eligible equipment.
Program Sponsor: Berkshire Gas

GasNetworks® Commercial & Industrial Water Heating Rebate Program
Berkshire Gas offers eligible commercial and industrial customers a $50 to $800 rebate toward the purchase and installation of a high-efficiency natural gas water heater.
Program Sponsor: Berkshire Gas

Appliance rebate
Braintree Electric Light Department customers can take advantage of the energy-efficient appliance rebate program and save up to a total of $150 on Energy Star refrigerators, air conditioners and front-loading washing machines.
Program Sponsor: Braintree Electric Light Department

BELD Energy Saving Programs – Technical Assistance
Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) provides energy advisors to help explain energy projects. BELD will also provide walk through assessments, and will inspect upgrades once the work is completed.
Program Sponsor: Braintree Electric Light Department

Commercial Audits
Concord Municipal Light offers a free walk through audit for all commercial customers. Full-scale audits are available at substantial discounts.
Program Sponsor: Concord Municipal Light Plant

Energy Resources For Businesses
Concord Municipal Light provides a comprehensive list of resources available to businesses. The list includes national and local efforts including contact information for assessments and rebates.
Program Sponsor: Concord Municipal Light Plant

Energy-Efficient Lighting Rebate Program
Concord Municipal Light Plant offers rebates to its customers on compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs and exit sign retrofit kits. The rebate is worth $5 per bulb or exit sign kit and will be credited to customers' accounts.
Program Sponsor: Concord Municipal Light Plant

Solar Program
Constellation will construct, maintain and manage a solar power array installed at a business at no cost to the business. Constellation NewEnergy will ensure reduced energy costs for the facility owner and maintains ownership of the solar array system.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

VirtuWatt
VirtuWatt is an online program that makes it easy to monitor energy usage and schedule load curtailments for demand response programs.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Commercial & Industrial Infrared Rebate
The purpose of the program is to encourage customers to purchase and install natural gas, low-intensity infrared heating equipment.
Program Sponsor: GasNetworks

Custom Rate Plan
Hampshire will help large commercial and industrial customers develop individualized plans to reduce costs and hedge risk.
Program Sponsor: Hampshire Council of Governments

Demand Response
Hess Demand Response offers customers an opportunity to generate recurring revenue. Customers earn money by committing to reduce electricity usage the few times a year when their local power grid is at its peak, or when there is a significant spike in energy prices. For this commitment to reduce usage, Hess will pay customers every month. When they fulfill their commitment during a demand response event, Hess will pay them even more.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Hess C-Neutral
This program helps businesses become leaders in environmental stewardship and consumer advocates. Businesses have the option to bundle natural gas, electricity, and/or fuel oil with carbon offset credits, making their total energy purchase 100% carbon neutral.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Renewable Energy Certificates
An organization can play an important role in supporting renewable energy by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates from Hess. An organization's green power purchase can range from 1% to 100% of its electricity usage.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Commercial Assistance Program
Holyoke Gas & Electric's Commercial Assistance Program offers a zero-interest loan to commercial customers that are making energy-efficient improvements to facilities. The loan does not apply to new building construction.
Program Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric

Commercial Audit Program
Holyoke Gas & Electric's Commercial Audit Program offers complementary technical services, such as arranging for energy audits, power quality analysis, and rate analysis.
Program Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric

Commonwealth Wind and Solar Rebate Program
Holyoke Gas & Electric customers are now eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Solar and Wind rebate programs. Managed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Renewable Energy Trust (RET), these programs provide substantial financial incentives for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar generation panels or small-scale wind turbines on residences or commercial buildings.
Program Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric

Economic Development Discounts
Holyoke Gas & Electric offers special Economic Development Discount rates to qualifying companies for a period of three years. New businesses companies relocating to Holyoke, or expanding businesses can review programs.
Program Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric

Natural Gas Incentives
Holyoke Gas & Electric offers a variety of rate options for businesses including interruptible service, where a business enjoys a lower per-unit rate for gas, providing that the facility can suspend consumption during periods of peak system demand. Additional incentives include interest-free assistance for the conversion to natural gas and special rate discounts for new or expanding businesses.
Program Sponsor: Holyoke Gas & Electric

Commercial & Industrial New Construction and Major Renovation Pilot Program
Ipswich’s New Construction/Major Renovation Program is targeted to all "time dependant" electric energy efficiency opportunities in commercial, industrial, municipal, and institutional (including multifamily) buildings. “Time Dependant” opportunities include new construction, major renovations within a facility, and end-of-life replacements of equipment in existing facilities. The program provides free technical assistance and rebates for the purchase and installation of select premium efficiency electrical equipment in new construction and renovation projects.
Program Sponsor: Ipswich Municipal Light Dept.

Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy and Demand Response Options
Ipswich Utilities is offering targeted technical assistance for commercial and industrial customers interested in renewable energy and demand response options. Customers interested in renewable energy can have preliminary assessments conducted as part of this initiative to evaluate opportunities and economic considerations for such projects.
Program Sponsor: Ipswich Municipal Light Dept.

Medium to Large Commercial/Industrial Retrofit Pilot Program
Ipswich’s Commercial & Industrial Retrofit Pilot program is available to all medium to large commercial and industrial customers with a single-month energy consumption greater than or equal to 4,000 kilowatt hours or a single month demand greater than 100 kilowatts. Eligible projects include all non-residential customers (commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional, including multifamily) and are eligible to receive incentives for making energy efficiency improvements. Ipswich will also pay 100% of the cost for an energy assessment.
Program Sponsor: Ipswich Municipal Light Dept.

Small Commercial & Industrial Retrofit Pilot Program
Ipswich’s Small Retrofit Program is designed as an accelerated program for small commercial and industrial customers to have a targeted energy audit conducted and proceed immediately with the installation of approved measures. The program is available to all small commercial and industrial customers with a single month energy consumption less than or equal to 4,000 kilowatt hours. Eligible projects include all non-residential facilities (commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional, including multifamily).
Program Sponsor: Ipswich Municipal Light Dept.

Demand Response
Demand Response programs compensate large electricity users for reducing consumption when market prices are high or demand is high and system reliability is at risk. Users may choose from among different options designed to fit their needs.
Program Sponsor: ISO New England Inc.

ENERGYsmart Library
ENERGYsmart Library is an online source for information about energy topics and technologies to inform people about the energy used in businesses. Site visitors can search for information on a particular topic or find answers to commonly asked questions.
Program Sponsor: KeySpan Energy Delivery

The Business Energy Library
The Business Energy Library is a great resource for customers to learn more about specific energy efficient technologies and practices.
Program Sponsor: KeySpan Energy Delivery

Commonwealth Wind
MassCEC helps responsibly-sited wind energy projects of all scales through rebates or grants.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Guidelines for Unsolicited Proposals
An Unsolicited Proposal is an application for financial or technical assistance support of a project, idea, method, or approach that is submitted by individuals, businesses, and organizations solely at the proposer's initiative and/or timing, rather than in response to a Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust solicitation. Funding of Unsolicited Proposals is considered a noncompetitive, discretionary action of the MTC Board of Directors, which is the administrator of the trust. The trust strongly prefers formal solicitations but recognizes extraordinary opportunities that may benefit ratepayers.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Education and Outreach Programs for Businesses
The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) promotes toxics use reduction and resource conservation. As a complement to the on-site technical support it provides business, OTA sponsors workshops and conferences; recruits businesses using innovative technology to host demonstration site events; coordinates partnerships between schools and businesses to encourage the safe handling of chemicals in schools; supports a training center for industrial painters to help them reduce pollution and paint waste; develops resource tracking software tools; and publishes advisory and guidance publications, newsletters, and case studies.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources

Education and Outreach Programs for Businesses
The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) promotes toxics use reduction and resource conservation. As a complement to the on-site technical support it provides business, OTA sponsors workshops and conferences; recruits businesses using innovative technology to host demonstration site events; coordinates partnerships between schools and businesses to encourage the safe handling of chemicals in schools; supports a training center for industrial painters to help them reduce pollution and paint waste; develops resource tracking software tools; and publishes advisory and guidance publications, newsletters, and case studies.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources

Energy Audit Program
Provides funding for certified energy audits and renewable energy feasibility studies to identify projects eligible for potential future Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER) funding through the Green Communities Act, utility rebate programs, and/or programs of the Mass Renewable Energy Trust. Energy Audit Program activities are provided to a grantee by contractors hired and paid directly by DOER. The average grant size for an audit is $30,000 on average with a $100,000 maximum per recipient.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources

Green Business Development
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs believes it is critical to develop new innovative environmental technologies that will provide cost effective, technology-based solutions to environmental problems in the Commonwealth. This Web site provides information, resources and technology assessment reports on Green Business Development.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources

Energy Efficiency Assistance for Business
Commonwealth Energy Resource Teams created an online resource to provide businesses with a one-stop-shop for energy use, as well as a Web resource showcasing a variety of energy-related best practices being employed by the private sector. This includes highlighting opportunities for rebates, tax credits, assessments, and other resources.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Services
Through its on-site assistance program, OTA identifies opportunities and techniques to improve energy efficiency, water conservation and toxics use reduction.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology

OTA Energy Publications
OTA offers information on energy-efficiency resources for managers of manufacturing facilities and industrial and commercial buildings. This information includes fact sheets that provide a general overview of energy efficiency, a summary of considerations for energy conservation for buildings, and information on renewable energy.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology

OTA Software Programs
The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) has developed a number of software applications that can help facilities monitor operations, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and comply with particular reporting requirements. Copies of the software are available for download.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology

Commonwealth Hydropower Initiative
The Renewable Energy Trust is seeking applications for funding for hydropower generation projects through its Commonwealth Hydropower Initiative (CHI). The Trust seeks to improve the efficiency and ecological compatibility of the state’s portfolio of hydropower assets that are (or are working to be) qualified for the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard. CHI has approximately $1.2 million available for this solicitation.
Program Sponsor: Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Business Energy Consultation
Middleborough Gas and Electric Department can guide business customers in making decisions about purchasing and installing energy-efficient equipment.
Program Sponsor: Middleborough Gas & Electric Dept.

Building Practices & Demonstration Program
National Grid is offering the opportunity for commercial customers to showcase energy-saving potential by helping to pay the cost to install new or underutilized, commercially available energy-saving technologies. Eligible technologies include: energy recovery devices; advanced combustion controls; building energy management systems; desiccant units; infrared space heating equipment; infrared process heating equipment; and almost any other new equipment, processes or techniques that save energy.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Business Energy Analyzer
This program provides free customized energy analysis to build an energy-saving action plan that's uniquely fit for a business.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Business Energy Library
This free ENERGYsmart library provides online energy and technologies resources to help users learn more about the energy used in businesses; it includes the following topics: heating, cooling, lighting, weatherization, water heating, food storage, light industrial, and ENERGY STAR.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Buyers Alliance
Discounted pricing on qualified energy-efficient lighting products is available to customers that participate in the energy-efficiency lighting program. Extended lamp and ballast warranties beyond those from the manufacturers are available at no charge.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
The Commercial Energy Efficiency Program provides support services and incentives to encourage commercial customers to install energy-efficient features related to natural gas. National Grid will help fund the recommended energy-saving measures by offering rebates based on projected savings. National Grid also offers custom incentives for projects that demonstrate the use of natural gas more efficiently than industry practices, and/or more efficiently than the minimum building code requirements.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Demand Response
Demand Response (DR) programs help reduce energy costs and can also help system integrity for a few critical hours during the year. If a business can control loads in its facility, it may want to participate in the price response program or enter into the forward capacity market through a demand response provider.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Economic Development Gas Rate (EDGAR)
National Grid's Economic Development Gas Rate (EDGAR) may be available to commercial or industrial customers that meet National Grid's eligibility requirements for the following programs: Business Incentive Rate (BIR) and Area Development Rate (ADR). The discount is applicable to new or incremental gas consumption and is applied to accounts that are billed by firm and temperature controlled rate tariffs. The discount will consist of a rate reduction of up to 50% for a period of 12 years and phasing out by 25% each year from years 13 through 15 until the rate is returned to the standard tariff in year 16.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Economic Redevelopment Program
National Grid offers additional funding for projects that provide excellent energy saving opportunities and also have a strong economic impact in the community. Funding is based on therm savings, with an additional amount determined from the broader benefits of the project. A completed application outlining the benefits of the project is required for acceptance into the program. These projects must be located in areas designated for economic redevelopment. Incentives are available up to 50% of the project cost or $100,000.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Energy Consulting Services
National Grid offers integrated solutions specialized in resolving energy issues in today's deregulated environment.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Engineering & Design Services
National Grid provides engineering, planning, building design, and environmental compliance services.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Enhanced Metering
National Grid will upgrade existing metering to include a meter equipped with a modem that will collect electricity usage data every 15 minutes, or one that is equipped with a pulse output for use with a company's own energy management system.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Existing Structure: Variable-Speed Drive Incentives
Variable-speed drive rebates range from $1,500 for a 5HP motor to $6,300 for a 1000HP motor.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Financing Solutions For Natural Gas Equipment
National Grid can help finance the decision to install clean and efficient natural gas equipment. National Grid has partnered with major financial institutions that offer reduced interest rate loans and leases for preferred qualified commercial/industrial customers, as well as multi-family buildings. Terms typically range from 12 to 60 months and can go as long as 84 months. National Grid lenders and leases will provide customized service at a place of business and waive most fees. The ease of this program, coupled with potential tax savings, will help a business grow. Using energy-efficient equipment will also help customers save on the hidden costs associated with other fuels, such as pumps, motors, filters, and high maintenance costs.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Green Buildings Services
National Grid Business Solutions supports commercial and industrial customers with a full range of Green Building Services.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Industrial Building Redevelopment
The Industrial Building Assistance program provides grants of up to $250,000 to building owners undertaking efforts to retrofit the interior electric and gas infrastructure required to convert these buildings to multi-tenant industrial use. The grants will be made through local industrial development agencies or other quasi public development corporations.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: Compressed Air Rebates
National Grid offers rebates for air compressors and dryers in new construction.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: Custom Rebates
This program is designed to provide incentives for the implementation of energy-saving measures that do not fall under any other category.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: HVAC Rebates
National Grid is offering rebates for the purchase of energy-efficient HVAC systems. Rebates are available for air controlled air-controlled and water-controlled chillers.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: Lighting and Control Rebates
Rebates of up to $100 are available for the installation of energy-efficient lighting in new construction projects.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: MotorUp Program
Incentives are available for the purchase of energy-efficient motors. Incentive amounts vary based on a motor's horsepower. Motors with 1HP are eligible for incentives of $45, while motors with 200HP can yield rebates of $630 to $700.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

New Construction: Variable-Speed Drives Incentives
Variable-speed drive incentives range from $900 for a 5HP motor to $1,800 for a 20HP motor.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Power Quality Enhancements Program
This program offers financial incentives to qualified customers for the installation of power quality mitigation equipment and controls. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate that a facility has a power quality problem that results in production, operational, or quality constraints, including but not limited to downtime and outage costs.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Technical Assistance
The utility will provide design and construction assistance to help a customer build an energy-efficient construction. The utility will also help existing customers identify processes and equipment that should be replaced with newer, more efficient models.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Turnkey Services: Project Expediter Program
Authorized, qualified vendors will inspect facilities for opportunities, recommend appropriate energy-efficiency measures, provide analysis of project economics, maximize benefits of incentive programs, and provide complete installation services.
Program Sponsor: National Grid

Community Solar Lending Program
The Community Lending Program (CLP) was created in May 2009 by New Generation Energy to strengthen low- and middle- income communities through green energy projects that have a high level of environmental, economic, health, and neighborhood-enhancement benefits. All enterprises, nonprofit and for-profit, may apply for a Solar Loan from NGE's Community Lending Program.
Program Sponsor: New Generation Energy

Food Service Energy Efficiency Loan Program
Loans are provided for cooking and refrigeration equipment that is rated and approved by ENERGY STAR®, an international standard for energy efficient products. Loans of up to $10,000 to $15,000 are offered at 5% interest for terms of 1 to 5 years.
Program Sponsor: New Generation Energy

Power Saver Rebate Program
North Attleborough Electric Department offers an incentive for its business customers to upgrade lighting through the Power Saver Rebate Program. To qualify for this rebate, business customers must first schedule a free lighting audit. The audit report will identify qualified lighting improvement possibilities for the facility.
Program Sponsor: North Attleborough Electric Department

Building Operator Certification (BOC)
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized training and certification program for building operators offering improved job skills and more comfortable, energy-efficient facilities.
Program Sponsor: Northeast Energy Efficiency Council

Commercial / Industrial Lighting Retrofit Program
This program has been divided into four groups; (1) municipal, (2) small commercial, (3) medium commercial, and (4) large commercial / industrial. The Town of Norwood will contribute a percentage (maximum of 50%) of the project cost, or up to certain specified limits depending upon the size of the customer for installing energy-efficient lighting.
Program Sponsor: Norwood Municipal Light Dept.

BestPractices Energy Efficiency Programs
The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership, a partnership with the DOE and state utilities, provides educational and training resources where energy managers review case studies and learn about how other organizations used various technologies to improve efficiencies.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Building Operator Training
NSTAR provides training to building operators to provide information about energy and water efficiency.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Business Energy Advisor
The Business Energy Advisor is an online library for equipment buying advice, tips for maintaining your equipment for efficient operation, and low-cost solutions for various business types.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Commercial Energy Calculator
This online tool from NSTAR electric can help business quickly analyze energy use.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Compressed Air Efficiency
Even the smallest compressed air system can be a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Through NSTAR's participation in the Compressed Air Challenge, commercial and industrial customers can attend a series of training workshops designed to provide information to reduce compressed air operating costs and improve productivity.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Construction Solutions
NSTAR provides rebates up to 90% of the incremental cost differential for comprehensive design; rebates up to 75% of the incremental cost differential between standard base line and high-efficiency equipment, cost sharing for engineering services, and design and commissioning services.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Customer Case Studies
Case studies are available that show how NSTAR business customers are saving energy in ways that can be replicated.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Direct Install for Small Businesses
NSTAR’s Direct Install for Small Businesses provides businesses with a free energy audit to identify energy-saving opportunities. The program can also pay up to 70% of the total cost for retrofitting qualifying lighting and mechanical systems.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Energy Efficiency Seminars
NSTAR hosts a series of workshops on a variety of commercial and industrial energy efficiency topics.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Energy Link
This online tool allows NSTAR business customers to monitor their energy and water consumption.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

ENERGY STAR® Benchmarking
NSTAR will help customers benchmark business energy use with the ENERGY STAR® Benchmarking Tool. The tool will allow NSTAR to work with customers in identifying improvements in a facility to maximize energy use.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Engineering Services
As part of its energy efficiency programs, NSTAR provides technical assistance and other technical services. These services allow NSTAR to bring qualified technical consultants to a customer's facility to help identify, evaluate, and present electrical energy conservation measures. The costs of these engineering services are typically equally shared between NSTAR and the customer.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Load Response Program
By participating in one of the two Load Response Program options, participants agree to reduce their electric use during periods of high demand, such as during extreme temperatures or when electric wholesale prices are high, in exchange for a price incentive.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership
Provides helpful links to energy efficiency resources, training, funding, and assessments for Massachusetts industry.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

MotorUp program
NSTAR's MotorUp program provides commercial and industrial customers the opportunity to purchase a NEMA premium qualifying motor for approximately the same cost as a standard EPAct efficiency motor.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Operation & Maintenance Advisor
O&M Advisor gives highly detailed information about the steps that can be taken to improve the performance and energy efficiency of equipment.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Purchasing Advisor
Purchasing Advisor is an extensive online library of energy-related technology buyer's guides and management tips.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Retrofit Program
NSTAR's Retrofit Program enables customers to incorporate energy-efficient lighting fixtures, controls, high-efficiency mechanical equipment, and other energy saving strategies within a facility by providing prescriptive rebates up to 50% of the total project cost, comprehensive rebates up to 75% of the total project cost, cost sharing for engineering services, and design and commissioning services.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Vending Machine Sensor Rebates
NSTAR offers rebates up to $75 for the purchase of an infrared sensor for a vending machine. This sensor will power down the machine in times of low use to save energy.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Electric)

Custom Program
NSTAR's Custom Program will pay up to 50% of the incremental cost between standard and high-efficiency natural gas equipment.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Gas)

Infrared Heating Equipment Rebates
With this program, NSTAR offers a $500 rebate for each legally installed low-intensity infrared heating unit.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Gas)

Small Business High-Efficiency Heating Rebates
NSTAR provides rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency-rated heating equipment (300,000 Btu max).
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Gas)

Small Business High-Efficiency Water Heater Rebates
NSTAR Gas offers a $300 rebate toward the purchase of high-efficiency indirect-fired gas water heaters.
Program Sponsor: NSTAR (Gas)

Commercial Energy Audit and Rebate Program
Reading Municipal Light Department helps its commercial and industrial customers become more energy efficient with walk through audits and rebate programs. Rebates are limited to $10,000 per customer per year and in no case can the rebate exceed 100% of the total cost.
Program Sponsor: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)

Commercial Energy Initiative Rebate Program
RMLD offers rebates to commercial and industrial customers that show initiative to reduce energy consumption within a facility. To receive the rebate, customers are required to have a plan that describes how the changes made will generate power and reduce peak loads and overall monthly energy consumption. RMLD encourages the installation of solar photovoltaic, wind generation, co-generation, and other renewable technologies. RMLD will work with each customer to help the progression of projects. Examples of energy reduction are replacement of large energy consuming equipment, such as chillers, manufacturing equipment, conveyors, industrial ovens, etc., with ENERGY STAR® rated or other highly energy-efficient equipment.
Program Sponsor: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)

Commercial Infrared Scan Program
The infrared scanning program offers a visual heat sensor inspection of the customer’s electrical connections from the transformer to the main electrical panel. The infrared scan may identify connection weaknesses before they become a problem for the customer. If a hot spot is found, the RMLD will present the customer with infrared pictures of the customer’s equipment that needs attention.
Program Sponsor: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)

Commercial Lighting Rebate

RMLD's commercial lighting rebate program is available for nonresidential customers to install energy-efficient lighting at their facilities.


Program Sponsor: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)

Measurement and Verification Program
RMLD started a measurement and analysis program that provides customers with equipment to measure the energy use of specific equipment. Building owners and maintenance supervisors can look at the overall consumption on the monthly bill; however, in order to look at specific equipment, special measurement and analysis tools are needed.
Program Sponsor: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)

Audits: lighting, all-electric and all-fuels
South Hadley Electric Light Department offers energy audits to all nonresidential customers that receive service under small general service or large general service rates. This includes businesses, municipal and educational facilities.
Program Sponsor: South Hadley Electric Light Department

ENERGYSTAR Appliance Rebate
The Town of Danvers offers $50 rebates for select refrigerator and central air conditioning ENERGY STAR appliances and units.
Program Sponsor: Town of Danvers

Energy Efficiency Resources
Unitil provides access to an online energy calculator, energy-savings tips, and ENERGY STAR information.
Program Sponsor: Unitil

Small Business Energy Efficiency Services
Technical and financial assistance is offered to small businesses to help them find ways to become more energy efficient. Energy contractors are made available to complete free facility technical assessments and recommend energy efficiency opportunities. Incentives to cover a portion of the installed cost are made available for prescribed equipment, including lighting, motors, refrigeration and refrigeration controls occupancy sensors, electric hot water measures, and controls for walk-in coolers, air conditioning, and programmable thermostats. Custom projects may also qualify.
Program Sponsor: Unitil

BestPractices Energy Efficiency Programs
The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership, a partnership with the DOE and state utilities, provides educational and training resources where energy managers review case studies and learn about how other organizations used various technologies to improve efficiencies.
Program Sponsor: University of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership
Provides helpful links to energy efficiency resources, training, funding, and assessments for Massachusetts industry.
Program Sponsor: University of Massachusetts

BestPractices Energy Efficiency Programs
The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership, a partnership with the DOE and state utilities, provides educational and training resources where energy managers review case studies and learn about how other organizations used various technologies to improve efficiencies.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Electric Motors Program
Commercial and industrial customers of any size requiring new or replacement three-phase, premium-efficient general purpose motors between 1 and 200 horsepower (HP) are eligible for WMECO's Motor Rebate Program. Rebates are based on the efficiency of the motor's HP.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Energy Audit and Focused Study
WMECO arranges for needed technical assistance and provides cash incentives to upgrade the efficiency of electrical equipment. Once a customer signs a Study Agreement, WMECO arranges for an Energy Audit or a comprehensive focused study of the customer's specific electrical measures. One-half of the study costs will be paid up front by WMECO, and the customer's 50% share is refunded following the installation of the recommended energy saving measures. These measures may qualify for cash incentives of 50% to 100% of the incremental costs to upgrade from standard to higher-efficiency measures.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program
This is a tailored rebate program that includes HVAC. WMECO pays one-half of the study costs up front. Study costs paid by the customer will be refunded following the installation of the recommended energy saving measures.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Lighting Program
All commercial and industrial customers choosing to upgrade lighting systems are eligible for the lighting rebate program. The amount of the rebate is based on the number of units installed and is paid directly to the customer following installation by a qualified, licensed contractor and inspection by WMECO.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Load Management
Load Management encompasses a range of capabilities that enable nonresidential customers to make the most efficient use of available electric capacity for WMECO's service area. For example, WMECO administers the ISO New England load reduction program for eligible nonresidential customers. The company also offers meter hardware and data services to help customers monitor, understand, and manage electric usage patterns, as well as have the existence of power purchase schedules for customers that self-generate and have excess power to sell.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership
Provides helpful links to energy efficiency resources, training, funding, and assessments for Massachusetts industry.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

New Construction/Failed Equipment
WMEC assists in the selection of energy-efficient strategies that can be incorporated into the design and construction of projects. The New Construction/Failed Equipment Program reduces capital and operating costs by helping the customer in the development and evaluation of energy-saving upgrades for systems, such as lighting; electric motor controls; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; chillers; and compressed air. Tiered incentive rebates are also offered.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Power Purchase
This program is for customers that self-generate electricity with excess energy available to sell to WMEC.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Retrofit Program
This program provides incentives for retrofit projects that involve eligible energy-efficient lighting; motor controls; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; chillers; energy management systems; vending machine controls; and custom applications.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Small Business Program
WMEC provides cost-effective, turn-key energy saving products and services for small business customers, and requires no up-front customer costs. WMECO pays up to 70% of the costs associated with eligible cost-effective energy efficiency installation services, and also offers a 0% financing option.
Program Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMEC)

Nationwide Programs

Energy Information
The organization provides fact sheets on energy and environmental responsibility to its members.
Program Sponsor: Aluminum Association

Energy Efficiency Resource Central
American Public Power Association offers technical assistance for its member utilities to help their key industrial customers improve their energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: American Public Power Association

Industrial Energy Efficiency Training
This company provides a wide variety of industrial training opportunities throughout the country. All programs are linked to certain industrial systems/practices and have an energy efficiency component.
Program Sponsor: American Trainco

Energy Training Program
This organization offers seminars and online training sessions for engineers. Trainings cover a wide variety of energy-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers

Brown Bag Energy Seminars
These 90-minute online Webinars cover a variety of energy topics including energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Services Professionals

Commercial Energy Advisor
This online tool will help commercial customers learn how to become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Efficiency & Demand-Response Programs Service
This online tool helps companies improve their demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Industry Initiatives
Edison Electric Institute works with its member utilities to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute

Customized Business Energy Analysis
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use.
Program Sponsor: Energy Guide

Energy Consultants
Energy Sciences specializes in demand side energy services for the municipal, commercial and industrial, sectors. We enable our clients to practice energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimizing operating costs. Our core services include: development and implementation of comprehensive energy management programs, energy audits, energy efficient lighting solutions, staffing, and outreach/training programs. We believe that energy efficiency is an integral part of the energy solution needed for the future.
Program Sponsor: Energy Sciences

Industrial Consortia
Energy Solutions Center convenes various industrial consortia of equipment manufacturers to address how they can improve their equipment to better meet the needs and energy efficiency objectives of industrial manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Solutions Center

ENERGY STAR® Training
ENERGY STAR® offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost — EPA makes it easy to get the information you need today. Join your colleagues to better understand how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems placed in service from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Project Finance Services
Hannon Armstrong offers loans to public-and-private sector businesses interested in making their buildings more energy efficient. The loan will cover up to 100% of total project costs.
Program Sponsor: Hannon Armstrong

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or use biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit of $1 per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or uses biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Builders & Manufacturers Incentives
Credits are available to manufacturers of high-efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. Due to these manufacturer incentives, special consumer promotions may be available for qualifying products.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Business Tax Incentive
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A 10% investment tax credit for CHP property, applicable to only the first 15MW of CHP property.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
The Commercial Solar Tax Credit covers 30% of the cost of the system. The tax credit expires December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Corporate Tax Credit
In addition to receiving a tax credit for solar photovoltaic generation, a non-residential manager can receive a tax credit of 30 percent for geothermal energy, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Fuel Cells and Microturbines Tax Incentive
Tax credits of up to $3,000 per kWh are available for the purchase of fuel cells, while tax credits of up to $200 per kWh are available for microturbines.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

On-Site Renewable Tax Incentive
Businesses are eligible for tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, and for certain solar lighting systems. Qualifying equipment will either use solar energy to generate electricity, to heat/cool or provide hot water to a structure, or will use solar energy to illuminate the inside of a building by means of fiber-optic distributed sunlight (tube systems and passive solar are not eligible). The credits are available for systems placed in service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Renewable Energy Generation Tax Credit
Non-residential managers can receive a 10-year tax credit if they help create renewable energy from one of the following sources: wind, closed loop biomass, open loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and refined coal.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit
A small ethanol producer that is registered with the Internal Revenue Service may be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.10 per gallon of ethanol that is: sold and used by the purchaser in the purchaser's trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; sold and used by the purchaser as a fuel in a trade or business; sold at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel; used by the producer in a trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; or used by the producer as a fuel in a trade or business. A small producer is one that has, at all times during the tax year, not more than 60 million gallons of productive capacity of any type of alcohol. The incentive applies only to the first 15 million gallons of ethanol produced in a tax year and is allowed as a credit against the producer's income tax liability. Under current law, this incentive expires December 31, 2010.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Education and Outreach
The EERC conducts energy and environmental conferences, short courses, workshops, academic programs, and field experiences.
Program Sponsor: National Center for Hydrogen Technology, University of North Dakota

Energy Information
NFDS offers training, technical resources, and technical assistance to its members.
Program Sponsor: Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

Energy Information
NADCA members can access the organization's energy audits, training, technical assistance and resources, and cost shared-R&D.
Program Sponsor: North American Die Casting Association

3E Plus Insulation Thickness Computer Program
The 3E Insulation Thickness Computer Program is an industrial energy management tool developed to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve system process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Energy Information
OESA offers its members energy efficiency publications, trainings, and events.
Program Sponsor: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Pumping System Optimization and Energy-Efficiency Education & Training
Vendor neutral market awareness, education, training, products, services and tools that focus on energy savings opportunities with pumping systems
Program Sponsor: Pump Systems Matter

Energy Information
The organization offers technical assistance, resources, and cost shared-R&D to its members.
Program Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America

Environmental Project Financing
The StePP Foundation matches organizations with environmental improvement projects (include renewable energy and energy efficiency) with companies that have financing to implement those projects.
Program Sponsor: StEPP Foundation

Biobased Products and Bioenergy Program
Loans are available to help rural industry generate electricity from biobased sources.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
This program was created to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers in rural areas. Payments will be made to eligible advanced biofuel producers for the production of fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantee
Loans are available to help biorefineries conserve and use energy more effectively. Loan guarantees are available up to $250 million.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loans of up to $10 million are available to rural industrial manufacturers to improve the economic and environmental climate in their communities.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Improvements Loan
Loans are available for the purchase of renewable energy generating systems by small rural businesses or agricultural producers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Repowering Assistance Program
This program offers incentives for biorefineries to switch to renewable biomass energy production.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP LOAN)
The REAP Guaranteed Loan Program encourages the commercial financing of renewable energy (bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) and energy efficiency projects. Under the program, project developers will work with local lenders, who in turn can apply to USDA Rural Development for a loan guarantee up to 85% of the loan amount.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
This program provides grants and loans to small businesses in rural communities that are interested in making their buildings more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Boise State University IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Loan Guarantee Program
DOE offers loans to projects that “avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.” Loans are available for biomass, hydrogen, wind, solar, hydropower, advanced fossil energy coal, carbon, electricity delivery and reliability, alternative fuel vehicles, pollution control equipment, and industrial energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma Green Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Oklahoma a $6 million green-job grant to train workers in emerging industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is to train 4,700 workers in two years for jobs that pay above the state's per capita income.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
REPI provides financial incentives of $0.015/kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources. This incentive is issued for the first decade of operation.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky IAC's primary purpose is to help serve the energy, waste, and productivity needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing facilities within a geographic radius of approximately 150 miles of the University of Kentucky.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

UnSolicited EERE Proposals
Unsolicited proposals may be selected if they are novel and do not reflect a current solicitation or existing work.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Tax Credits and Grants
Tax credits and grants are available from select state energy offices to help promote renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
ARRA authorizes the Department of the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons that either place in service particular types of energy property in 2009 or 2010, or, under certain circumstances, begin construction on such property in 2009 or 2010. These payments are generally equal to 10 or 30 percent of the eligible cost basis of the property, depending on the type of property. Those that apply for these payments must forego tax credits that they could otherwise receive under sections 45 and 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The types of energy property that are eligible for these payments include, among others, various renewable energy generation facilities, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress acted to provide a three-year extension of the PTC through December 31, 2012. Additionally, wind project developers can choose to receive a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) in place of the PTC for facilities placed in service in 2009 and 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013 if construction begins before the end of 2010. The ITC then qualifies to be converted to a grant from the Department of Treasury. The Treasury Department must pay the grant within 60 days of an application being submitted.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Clean Construction USA Loans
EPA offers loans to companies to help finance projects that reduce diesel emissions from construction equipment and vehicles.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnerships
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Incentives on CHP systems are available through the EPA.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to increase implementation of energy efficient equipment and techniques.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. Available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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