MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC (Massachusetts)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Eligible Technologies||Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Varies by utility|
|Maximum Incentive||Varies by utility|
|Program Administrator||MMWEC in collaboration with municipal utilities|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-01-15|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-06-28|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) provides the Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) Program to seventeen municipal utilities in Massachusetts.
HELPS offers a home energy audit, appliance and lighting 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.
HELPS also provides customers with a gauge of a home's solar energy potential as a standard part of every HELPS audit. The program includes turn-key services for solar system installation, including Photovoltaic (PV) panels, solar thermal panels or passive solar home additions. In addition, HELPS offers utilities the opportunity to offer customers rebates for installation of solar PV panels.
The following municipalities offer HELPS rebates: Ashburnham, Boylston, Chicopee, Holyoke, Hull, Ipswich, Marblehead, Paxton, Princeton, Russell, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Sterling, Templeton, Wakefield, and Westfield. Please check the MuniHELPS list of rebate programs to verify programs and to download each utility's rebate application.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.