Municipal Energy Reduction Fund (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Municipal Energy Reduction Fund
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Roofs, Siding, Steam-system upgrades, Windows, CHP/Cogeneration, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount $5,000 to $400,000

Start Date 2010-03-17

Maximum Incentive $400,000

Terms Term range: 3 to 7 years

Interest rate: 2.5% to 4% (varies by loan term)

Program Administrator New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority

References DSIRE[1]


In March 2010, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) launched a revolving loan program to encourage the state’s municipal governments to invest in energy efficiency and alternative energy. A wide variety of energy-efficiency measures and alternative energy technologies are eligible, and the program is customizable, based on a municipality's needs. Loans are typically structured so that payments are made with money yielded by energy savings. The CDFA also will work with municipalities to take advantage of other programs that might be available, including utility incentives and other loan programs. School districts are not eligible for this program.

This program is supported by New Hampshire's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, which receives revenue from carbon dioxide (CO2) auctions held under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), of which New Hampshire is a member.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cassandra Bradley
Department New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
Address 14 Dixon Avenue
Address 2 Suite 102
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 717-9114


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"