MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
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[1]


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.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"