Mass Save (Electric) - Large Commercial Retrofit Program

May 08, 2024


Mass Save organizes commercial, industrial, and institutional conservation services for programs administered by Massachusetts electric companies, gas companies and municipal aggregators. Mass Saves' Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) program is specifically designed to help commercial customers target and upgrade buildings with significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse emissions and save energy.

The programs is available to all customers which have a facility that buys its power from one of Mass Save's member companies. Customers must notify their Mass Save program administrator technical representative to arrange a pre-approval process. Custom applications require documentation and pre-approval of all measures.

Customers with a feasible path towards DER achievement will receive:
• No cost, comprehensive site energy assessment
• No cost building scoping study
• Minimum 50% PA co-pay of detailed technical assessment study
• DER Roadmap to specify pathway to DER qualification
• Up to $20,000 towards required third party commissioning fees

Customers who participate and achieve DER goals within the DER term will receive:
• Milestone DER payment of $0.40/sqft upon achievement of 25% GHG emission reduction
• DER Achievement payment of an additional $0.60/sqft upon achievement of 40% GHG emission
• Public recognition

Contact your program administrator to learn more; you can find your program administrator by using the tool on the program website listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Cape Light Compact, Unitil, National Grid, NSTAR, Western Massachusets Electric
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Acheivement: up to $1/sq. ft
Installation Requirements: Contact Mass Save for information on pre-approval requirements


Name: Mass Save Contact
Phone: (800) 232-0672

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.