NSTAR (Electric) - Business Solutions Program

October 08, 2015


The Business Solutions Program offers NSTAR's non-residential customers incentives for a variety of energy efficient retrofit and new construction projects. Prescriptive rebates are available for commercial lighting, industrial lighting, motors & variable speed drives, variable speed drives, energy management systems, vending machines, and sensors. The program also offers a several customized incentives for energy saving retrofit projects that do not fit into the above listed categories. A comprehensive list of equipment rebates, customer eligibility, and applications can be found on the program web site.

In addition to the Business Solutions Program, NSTAR also offers engineering services to help government customers assess energy efficiency opportunities and the Construction Solutions Program for new construction and major renovations.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.nstar.com/business/energy_efficiency/electric_programs/
Administrator: NSTAR
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: New Construction
Custom: Contact NSTAR
Municipalities: Contact NSTAR
Lighting (Custom): $0.40/watt reduction (Tier 1); $1/watt reduction (Tier 2)
Fluorescent Fixtures: $10 - $30
LED Lighting (Downlights): $10 - $30
LED Lighting (Refrigeration): $45
LED Lighting (Low Bay/Troffers):$50 - $100
LED Lighting (Garage/Canopy/Roadway/Mounted): $50 - $150
Lighting Controls: $25-$60/sensor
VSDs: $600-$3550
AC/Heat Pumps: $30-$150/ton
HVAC Controls and Motors: $150-$250/control
Chillers: Contact NSTAR
Compressed Air: $100 - $200/HP ($2.75/gallon of storage)

Custom: Contact NSTAR
Municipal Program: Contact NSTAR
Performance Based Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning: $0.075/kWh saved
Recessed/Commercial Fluorescent Fixtures: $15 - $75
Metal Halide/Pulse Start Metal Halide: $25 - $85
High Intensity Fluorescent Fixtures: $65 - $95
LED Lighting (Downlights/Linear/Signage): $20 - $50
LED Lighting (Refrigeration): $40 - $60
LED Lighting (Low Bay - Garage/Canopy): $100 - $200
LED Lighting (Parking/Roadway/Decorative): $200
LED Lighting (Exterior Wall Mount): $75
LED Lighting (Interior High/Low Bay): $100 - $180
LED Lighting (Interior Panel Fixtures): $40 - $60
Lighting Controls: $25-$60/sensor
Motor and VSD: $1,200 - $16,500
Energy Management Systems: $225/point awarded
Hotel Occupancy Sensor: $75/sensor
Vending Machine & Cooler Sensors: $45 - $115
Maximum Incentive: Contact NSTAR
Equipment Requirements: Varies according to equipment type and efficiency
Please see rebate application forms and program website for requirements


Name: Business Solutions Program
Address: One NSTAR Way - SW360
Westwood MA 02090
Phone: (781) 441-8592
Email: c.and.i.energy.efficiency@nstar.com

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.