Western Massachusetts Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Western Massachusetts Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motors, Demand Control Ventilation, ECM Fan Motors, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Small Business Program: up to 70% of cost, zero percent financing on remainder

Custom: based on energy savings

Pay-for-Performance Incentive: $0.75/kWh or therm saved
Lighting: Varies, see program web site
Vending Machine Controls: $45 - $115
Variable Speed Drive (Retrofit): $2,550 - $10,500
Combined Motor/Variable Speed Drive (Retrofit): $3,000 - $15,300
Energy Management System: based on efficiency

New Construction/Replacement
Lighting: Varies, see program web site
Variable Speed Drive: $1,350 - $3,550
Unitary AC/Split System: $30 - $125/ton
Evaporatively Cooled AC: $80/ton
Air Cooled Heat Pump System: $30 - $125/ton
Water Source Heat Pump: $80/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump Equipment: $150/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer: $250
Demand Control Ventilation: $200
ECM Fan Motors: $150
Chillers: $10 - $20/ton; plus performance incentive
Compressed Air: $100 - $200/HP

Equipment Requirements Unitary AC/Split System: Varies by size

Evaporatively Cooled AC:14 EER
Air Cooled Heat Pump System: varies by size
Water Source Heat Pump: 14EER and 4.6 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Open Loop): 18.0 EER and 4.0 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Closed Loop): 15.0 EER and 3.2 COP
Chillers: varies, see program web site

Maximum Incentive Pre-approval required for rebates greater than $5,000

Program Administrator Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Website http://www.wmeco.com/business/saveenergy/energyefficiencyprograms/default.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO) helps commercial and industrial customers offset the additional costs of purchasing and installing energy efficient equipment. WMECO offers rebates for lighting, controls, motors, variable frequency drives, compressed air, energy management systems and general HVAC upgrades. Some rebates vary by energy savings or by the efficiency of the purchased and installed equipment. Some rebates may also be limited based upon whether applications are for small business customers, retrofits, or placed in new construction. All equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Visit the program web site or see MassSave.com for more program information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - WMECO
Department Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Address Customer Service Center
Address 2 PO Box 2010
Place West Springfield, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01090-2010
Phone (413) 787-9275
Phone 2 (800) 835-2707

Website http://www.wmeco.com/
Contact Name Tony Fornuto
Department Western Massachusetts Electric Company

Phone (413) 787-9329

Email fornuaj@nu.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)"