Energy Efficiency and Utility Savings

As highlighted by the U.S. Department of Energy, energy efficiency is “one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers”.

The resources in this section cover a wide variety of energy and energy efficiency technologies, programs, and incentives. Take advantage of these resources to complete low-to-no-cost energy conservation measures that will reduce your energy use and utility costs while shrinking your carbon footprint.

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Mass Save

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If you are a customer of Eversource, you contribute to and are eligible to receive technical and financial assistance through Mass Save, a collaborative of utilities and energy efficiency providers that offer programs and incentives to customers across the state. As part of the recent release of its 3-year Energy Efficiency Plan for 2019 - 2021, new and exciting opportunities to save money while saving energy will soon be available. Opportunities currently available include:

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

  1. No-Cost Energy Assessment 
  2. 75% Off Insulation
  3. 0% HEAT Loan Financing 
  4. Heating and Cooling Equipment
  5. Other Rebates and Incentives

No-Cost Home Energy Assessment

Scheduling a no-cost home energy assessment is one of the best ways to identify opportunities to save energy as well as rebates and incentives that can help finance energy saving measures. This is a service that is provided to you as part of the small energy efficiency charge on your monthly utility bill that you already pay - take advantage of it! By getting a  home energy assessment, you could receive the following at no cost: 

  • ENERGY STAR® LED light bulbs
  • Advanced power strips
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Faucet aerators
  • Programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats (installed at a second appointment)

These are in addition to other offers Mass Save provides, such as low cost weatherization services and HEAT Loan financing. To schedule an energy audit, contact Mass Save at 1-866-527-SAVE (7283).

Business Programs

  1. No-Cost Facility Assessments
  2. New Buildings and Renovations
  3. Other Rebates and Incentives

No-Cost Facility Assessments

A Mass Save facility assessment offers a significant opportunity improve the profitability of your business while saving energy and protecting the environment. In addition to identifying ways to maximize the energy efficiency of your existing operations and equipment, a no-cost facility assessment can connect your business to cost-effective energy conservation measures as well as applicable rebates and incentives. 

Learn more about potential electricity and natural gas-saving measures on Mass Save's Facility Assessment page.

GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

As part of the Green Communities Act of 2008, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in Massachusetts is one standard that requires retail suppliers of electricity to get a certain percentage of the electricity they sell to customers from qualifying renewable energy generating facilities, such as solar energy systems and wind turbines. Each year since 2009, the amount of electricity that suppliers need to source from renewable energy generating facilities increases by 1%. Currently, all electricity suppliers in Massachusetts must have 14% of electricity they supply from renewable energy generating facilities in the state under RPS requirements. Other programs adopted by Massachusetts that continue to make our electricity supply 'greener' can be found on the DOER's Program Summaries page

If you would like to have more of your electricity come from renewable resources, you can purchase renewable energy credits or select a competitive electricity supplier that will purchase renewable energy credits for you. Learn more about renewable energy credits and competitive suppliers here.