Western Massachusetts Electric - Small Business Energy Advantage (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Western Massachusetts Electric - Small Business Energy Advantage
Incentive Type Utility Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2010-03-01
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount not specified

Maximum Incentive not specified

Terms Rate: 0% Repayment: based on estimated energy savings from installed measures
Program Administrator Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Website http://www.wmeco.com/business/saveenergy/EnergyEfficiencyPrograms/SmallBusEnergyAdvantage.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO) provides technical assistance and financial incentives to customers who implement energy efficiency upgrades to their commercial or industrial facilities through the Small Business Energy Advantage Program. Through the program, there are no up-front costs to the customer, WMECO pays up to 35% of the eligible energy efficient measures, and because the zero percent interest loan is based on the estimated energy savings, the customer's monthly energy bills remain the same until the loan is paid in full. Once the loan is paid in full, the customer enjoys lower monthly energy bills.

All business customers with an average billing demand between 11 kilowatts (kW) and 200 kW are eligible for this program, although WMECO places emphasis on those customers with demand less than 50 kW. The program is designed for business customers who do not have the resources or in-house expertise to analyze and then modify their energy use on their own.

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

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


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