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Western Massachusetts Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting, Demand Controlled Ventilation, ECM Fan Motors, Dual Enthalpy Economizer, Energy Management Systems
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
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
Maximum Incentive:Pre-approval required for rebates greater than $5,000
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 & 4.6 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Open Loop): 18.0 EER & 4.0 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Closed Loop): 15.0 EER & 3.2 COP
Chillers: varies, see program web site
Web Site:

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 for more program information.



  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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