Western Massachusetts Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates

October 02, 2015


Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO) helps commercial and industrial customers offset the additional costs of purchasing and installing energy efficient equipment. WMECO offers rebates for lighting, controls, motors, variable frequency drives, compressed air, energy management systems and general HVAC upgrades. Some rebates vary by energy savings or by the efficiency of the purchased and installed equipment. Some rebates may also be limited based upon whether applications are for small business customers, retrofits, or placed in new construction. All equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Visit the program web site or see MassSave.com for more program information.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.wmeco.com/business/saveenergy/energyefficiencyprograms/default.aspx
Administrator: Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • 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: Small Business Program: up to 70% of cost, zero percent financing on remainder
Custom: based on energy savings

Pay-for-Performance Incentive: $0.75/kWh or therm saved
Lighting: Varies, see program web site
Vending Machine Controls: $45 - $115
Variable Speed Drive (Retrofit): $2,550 - $10,500
Combined Motor/Variable Speed Drive (Retrofit): $3,000 - $15,300
Energy Management System: based on efficiency

New Construction/Replacement
Lighting: Varies, see program web site
Variable Speed Drive: $1,350 - $3,550
Unitary AC/Split System: $30 - $125/ton
Evaporatively Cooled AC: $80/ton
Air Cooled Heat Pump System: $30 - $125/ton
Water Source Heat Pump: $80/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump Equipment: $150/ton
Dual Enthalpy Economizer: $250
Demand Control Ventilation: $200
ECM Fan Motors: $150
Chillers: $10 - $20/ton; plus performance incentive
Compressed Air: $100 - $200/HP
Maximum Incentive: Pre-approval required for rebates greater than $5,000
Equipment Requirements: Unitary AC/Split System: Varies by size
Evaporatively Cooled AC:14 EER
Air Cooled Heat Pump System: varies by size
Water Source Heat Pump: 14EER & 4.6 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Open Loop): 18.0 EER & 4.0 COP
Geothermal - Water Source Heat Pump Equipment (Closed Loop): 15.0 EER & 3.2 COP
Chillers: varies, see program web site


Name: Program Information - WMECO
Organization: Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO)
Address: Customer Service Center
West Springfield MA 01090-2010
Phone: (413) 787-9275
Email: efficiency@wmeco.com
Name: Tony Fornuto
Address: 300 Cadwell Drive
Springfield MA 01104
Phone: (413) 787-9329
Email: fornuaj@nu.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.