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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department - Residential Conservation Services Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/10/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Ventilation
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Energy Audit Recommended Measures: 25% of total cost
Refrigerators: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Room AC: $50
Central AC: $100
Dehumidifiers: $25
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Water Heater: $100
Maximum Incentive:Energy Audit Recommended Measures: $300
Programmable Thermostats: 2 units
Equipment Requirements:Appliances must be Energy Star rated
Room AC: 10 EER minimum
Central AC: 13 SEER minimum
Water Heater: Minimum EF .61
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The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD), in cooperation with the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), offers the "Incentive Rebate Program" to encourage residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Customers interested in this program must have an energy audit conducted. Afterwards, if the customer decides to pursue any of the measures recommended in by the audit, WMGLD will pay for 25% of the costs of installation and equipment, up to $300. Eligible upgrades include various forms of insulation, ventilation, weather stripping, window and door replacement, and lighting upgrades. This incentive is available to the customer once every 12 months.

WMGLD also provides a separate program through which customers can receive rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficient Energy Star rated appliances. Appliances include programmable thermostats, clothes washers, dishwashers, room and central AC units, dehumidifiers, and water heaters. All appliances must be Energy Star labeled , with the exception of water heaters. Customers are eligible for only one rebate every 12 months. Application forms can be downloaded from the program web site listed above.

  Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department
Customer Service
9 Albion St
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 246-6363
Web Site:
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