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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name NSTAR (Electric) - Business Solutions Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting, HVAC Controls, HVAC Motors, Energy Management Systems, Custom Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction

Custom: Contact NSTAR
Municipalities: Contact NSTAR
Lighting (Custom): $0.40/watt reduction (Tier 1); $1/watt reduction (Tier 2)
Fluorescent Fixtures: $10 - $30
LED Lighting (Downlights): $10 - $30
LED Lighting (Refrigeration): $45
LED Lighting (Low Bay/Troffers):$50 - $100
LED Lighting (Garage/Canopy/Roadway/Mounted): $50 - $150
Lighting Controls: $25-$60/sensor
VSDs: $600-$3550
AC/Heat Pumps: $30-$150/ton
HVAC Controls and Motors: $150-$250/control
Chillers: Contact NSTAR
Compressed Air: $100 - $200/HP ($2.75/gallon of storage)

Custom: Contact NSTAR
Municipal Program: Contact NSTAR
Performance Based Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning: $0.075/kWh saved
Recessed/Commercial Fluorescent Fixtures: $15 - $75
Metal Halide/Pulse Start Metal Halide: $25 - $85
High Intensity Fluorescent Fixtures: $65 - $95
LED Lighting (Downlights/Linear/Signage): $20 - $50
LED Lighting (Refrigeration): $40 - $60
LED Lighting (Low Bay - Garage/Canopy): $100 - $200
LED Lighting (Parking/Roadway/Decorative): $200
LED Lighting (Exterior Wall Mount): $75
LED Lighting (Interior High/Low Bay): $100 - $180
LED Lighting (Interior Panel Fixtures): $40 - $60
Lighting Controls: $25-$60/sensor
Motor and VSD: $1,200 - $16,500
Energy Management Systems: $225/point awarded
Hotel Occupancy Sensor: $75/sensor
Vending Machine and Cooler Sensors: $45 - $115

Equipment Requirements Varies according to equipment type and efficiency

Please see rebate application forms and program website for requirements

Maximum Incentive Contact NSTAR

Program Administrator NSTAR
Website http://www.nstar.com/business/energy_efficiency/electric_programs/
Date added to DSIRE 2006-04-20
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


The Business Solutions Program offers NSTAR's non-residential customers incentives for a variety of energy efficient retrofit and new construction projects. Prescriptive rebates are available for commercial lighting, industrial lighting, motors and variable speed drives, variable speed drives, energy management systems, vending machines, and sensors. The program also offers a several customized incentives for energy saving retrofit projects that do not fit into the above listed categories. A comprehensive list of equipment rebates, customer eligibility, and applications can be found on the program web site.

In addition to the Business Solutions Program, NSTAR also offers engineering services to help government customers assess energy efficiency opportunities and the Construction Solutions Program for new construction and major renovations.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Business Solutions Program
Department NSTAR

Address One NSTAR Way - SW360

Place Westwood, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02090
Phone (781) 441-8592
Phone 2 (800) 787-1706
Fax (781) 441-8721
Email c.and.i.energy.efficiency@nstar.com
Website http://www.nstar.com

  • 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 (DSIRE)"