NSTAR (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name NSTAR (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Room Air Cleaner, Smart Strip, Pool Pumps, Appliance Recycling
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-12
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Weatherization: up to 75% of project cost

Lighting: In-store discount
Air-source Heat Pumps: 500
Central A/C: 500
Refrigerators/Freezers: 50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: 50
Pool Pump: 200
Room Air Cleaner: 20
Smart Strip: 10

Eligible System Size Refrigerators: Must be at least 7.75 cubic feet
Equipment Requirements Room Air Cleaners/Lighting/Refrigerators/Freezers: Energy Star-qualified

Central AC: SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF 8.2; Energy Star-labeled
Heat Pumps: SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF of 8.2; Energy Star-labeled

Installation Requirements Certain equipment must be installed or removed by a contractor at the customer’s address listed on the GasNetworks Rebate Form.

Maximum Incentive Up to 2,000 for weatherization measures, up to 75% of project cost
Up to 2,000 for weatherization measures, up to 75% of project cost

Website http://www.nstaronline.com/residential/energy_efficiency/electric_programs/

References DSIRE[1]


NSTAR offers various energy efficiency rebates for electric customers. Equipment rebates are awarded on a prescriptive basis and are limited to residential and small business customers. Rebates are offered in conjunction with Gas Networks and MassSave. All equipment and measures must meet specified energy efficiency ratings. Eligible equipment and measures include:

  • Weatherization Measures
  • Lighting
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Appliance Recycling
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • Smart Strips
  • Room Air Cleaner

More information, including equipment requirements and applications may be found on the website listed above. Contact NSTAR or MasSave staff for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name NSTAR
Department Energy Efficiency Programs
Address One NSTAR Way
Place Westwood, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02090
Phone (800) 592-2000

Website http://www.nstaronline.com/
Contact Name Energy Efficiency Rebates
Department MassSAVE

Place Boston, Massachusetts
Phone (800) 632-8300

Email info@masssave.com
Website http://www.masssave.com/

  • 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)"