NextZero - Offered by 21 Utilities through the MMWEC

June 14, 2022


The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) provides the NextZero Program to twenty-one municipal utilities in Massachusetts. 

 NextZero offers a home energy audit, appliance and lighting rebates, air conditioner and heat pump 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. In addition, NextZero offers utilities the opportunity to offer rebates for installing battery storage systems.

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

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: MMWEC in collaboration with municipal utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • Lithium-ion
Incentive Amount: Varies by utility
Maximum Incentive: Varies by utility


Name: Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company MMWEC
Address: 327 Moody Street
Ludlow MA 01056
Phone: (413) 589-0141

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.