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Western Massachusetts Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Pool Pumps, HVAC Measures, Heat Pump Water Heater
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Energy Star homes: $350 - $8,000, depending on number of units and efficiency
Home Energy Assessments: 75% of cost, up to $2,000
Central AC/Heat Pump: $150 - $500
Heat Pump Water Heater: $1,000
Pool Pumps: $200
Refrigerator/Freezer: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Room Air Cleaner: $20
Lighting Fixtures: In-store discount
Maximum Incentive:Home Energy Assessments: $2,000
Energy Star Homes: $8,000
Equipment Requirements:Room Air Cleaner/Lighting/Refrigerator/Freezer/Computer: Energy Star qualified
Central AC and Heat Pumps: Minimum SEER 14.5, EER 12.0, and HSPF 8.2
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Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO) and Masssave, a collaboration of Massachusetts municipalities and cooperatives, provides technical assistance and financial incentives to customers who implement energy efficiency upgrades in participating homes. Rebates are available on a variety of equipment including heat pumps, air conditioners, lighting, refrigerators, appliance recycling, pool pumps and room air cleaners. All equipment must meet program efficiency standards in order to be eligible for rebates. Contact WMECO for more information on this program or visit

  Program Information - WMECO
Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Customer Service Center
PO Box 2010
West Springfield, MA 01090-2010
Phone: (413) 787-9275
Phone 2: (800) 835-2707
Web Site:
  Tony Fornuto
Western Massachusetts Electric Company
300 Cadwell Drive
Springfield, MA 01104
Phone: (413) 787-9329
Fax: (413) 787-9406
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