Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department - Residential Conservation Services Program

July 21, 2023


The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD), offers the "Incentive Rebate Program" to encourage residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. All home energy efficiency incentive rebates require an audit through the NextZero program before any work is done and requires a post-installation inspection. There is a maximum rebate of $1,500 for energy efficiency improvements approved by a NextZero audit per qualifying customer per year. Eligible upgrades include various forms of insulation, weather stripping, and window and door replacement. This incentive is available to the customer once every 12 months. Application forms can be filled out at http://wmgld.com/residential-appliance-rebate-form/

WMGLD also offers rebates for Heat Pump, Gas Heating System, or Central Air Conditioning through ABODE Energy Management, to qualify, contact ABODE.

WMGLD also offers an electric vehicle charging rebate program. There is a limit of one charger per qualifying customer account. To be eligible to receive a rebate incentive, chargers must be provided by the WMGLD. Plug-in Hybrid chargers provided by the WMGLD at a reduced cost will receive a rebate incentive of $300 (18 KW) or $200 (9 KW).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://wmgld.com/energy-programs/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Other EE
  • Insulation
  • Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Incentive Amount: ENERGY STAR Central Air Conditioner: $100 per unit
ENERGY STAR Clothes Dryer: $50 per unit
ENERGY STAR Dehumidifiers: $50 per unit
ENERGY STAR Refrigerators: $50 per unit
ENERGY STAR Dishwasher: $25 per unit
ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Water Heater: $500/ton, up to $2000
ENERGY STAR Gas Hot Water Heater: $100 per unit
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25 per unit
ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioner: $50 per unit
ENERGY STAR Smart WiFi Enabled Thermostat: 50% up to $125
ENERGY STAR Induction Range: $100 per unit

Insulation and Air Sealing: 50% up to $1,500 (Audit Required)
Windows: $50 each up to $500 (Audit Required)
Central Heat Pump: $500 per ton (up to $2,000)

EV (Non-hybrid) Free - Up to $650 value 100% EV
Plug-In Hybrid 18 KW Battery: $300
Plug-In Hybrid 9 KW Battery: $200
Maximum Incentive: Programmable Thermostats: 2 units per customer
All Other Appliances: 1 unit per customer

There is a $2,000 annual maximum amount on heat pump rebates.
Appliance rebates are limited to $500 per qualifying customer account per year.

Maximum allowable combined total of rebates and incentives per account is $2,500 annually for an active WMGLD account in good standing.
Equipment Requirements: Appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated
Water Heater: Minimum EF .61


This program has 4 incentives
Technologies: Air conditioners
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of 100.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Water Heaters
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 500.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Dehumidifiers, Programmable Thermostats
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 25.00 $/Unit


Name: Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department
Address: 9 Albion St
Wakefield MA 01880
Phone: (781) 246-6363
Name: ABODE Energy Management
Phone: (339) 707-0918
Name: NextZero Auditing
Phone: (888) 333-7525

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.