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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/28/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Space Heating
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Varies by utility
Maximum Incentive:Varies by utility
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The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) provides the Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) Program to seventeen municipal utilities in Massachusetts.

HELPS offers a home energy audit, appliance and lighting rebates and other incentives for the implementation of measures recommended in an audit. Participating utilities customize the suite of rebates provided to customers in order to help those customers implement measures recommended in the energy audit.

HELPS also provides customers with a gauge of a home's solar energy potential as a standard part of every HELPS audit. The program includes turn-key services for solar system installation, including Photovoltaic (PV) panels, solar thermal panels or passive solar home additions. In addition, HELPS offers utilities the opportunity to offer customers rebates for installation of solar PV panels.

The following municipalities offer HELPS rebates: Ashburnham, Boylston, Chicopee, Holyoke, Hull, Ipswich, Marblehead, Paxton, Princeton, Russell, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Sterling, Templeton, Wakefield, and Westfield. Please check the MuniHELPS list of rebate programs to verify programs and to download each utility's rebate application.


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