NSTAR (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

May 12, 2011


*This program is no longer updated and is provided for informational purposes only. Check Mass Save Programs for the updated incentives. NSTAR offers various energy efficiency rebates for electric customers. Equipment rebates are awarded on a prescriptive basis and are limited to residential and small business customers. Rebates are offered in conjunction with Gas Networks and MassSave. All equipment and measures must meet specified energy efficiency ratings. Eligible equipment and measures include:

  • Weatherization Measures
  • Lighting
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Appliance Recycling
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps
  • Smart Strips
  • Room Air Cleaner
More information, including equipment requirements and applications may be found on the website listed above. Contact NSTAR or MasSave staff for more information on this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.nstaronline.com/residential/energy_efficiency/electric_programs/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Weatherization: up to 75% of project cost
Lighting: In-store discount
Air-source Heat Pumps: $500
Central A/C: $500
Refrigerators/Freezers: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Pool Pump: $200
Room Air Cleaner: $20
Smart Strip: $10
Maximum Incentive: Up to $2,000 for weatherization measures, up to 75% of project cost
Eligible System Size: Refrigerators: Must be at least 7.75 cubic feet
Equipment Requirements: Room Air Cleaners/Lighting/Refrigerators/Freezers: Energy Star-qualified
Central AC: SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF 8.2; Energy Star-labeled
Heat Pumps: SEER 14.5, EER 12, HSPF of 8.2; Energy Star-labeled
Installation Requirements: Certain equipment must be installed or removed by a contractor at the customer’s address listed on the GasNetworks Rebate Form.


Address: One NSTAR Way
Westwood MA 02090
Phone: (800) 592-2000
Name: Energy Efficiency Rebates
Organization: MassSAVE
Boston MA
Phone: (800) 632-8300
Email: info@masssave.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.