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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Unitil (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-20
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: 50% of the cost

Chillers: 6 - 30/ton
Air Compressor: 45 - 110/HP
Variable Speed Drives: 1,350 - 3,550
Furnaces: 400 - 650
Condensing Unit Heaters: 500
Infrared Heaters: 500
Steam Boilers: 200
Hydronic Boilers: 500 - 5,000
Condensing Boilers: 1,000 - 15,000
Tankless Water Heater 700
Storage/Condensing Water Heater: 50 - 500
Integrated Condensing Boiler/Water Heating: 1,000 - 1,600
After Market Boiler Reset Control: 200
Steam Traps: 25
Commercial Cooking Equipment: 500 - 1,000
Motor Retrofit: 75 - 3,295
New Motor Rebate: 45 - 700
Programmable Thermostats: 25
Lighting Retrofit: 35/unit
Lighting Controls: 35 - 55/unit
Energy Management System: varies by project
Small/Midsize Business Direct Install: 70% of equipment and installation costs; 24 months to repay customer portion at zero interest

Equipment Requirements Furnaces: 92% AFUE or greater

Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% Thermal Efficiency or greater
Steam Boilers: 82% AFUE or greater
Hydronic Boilers: 85% AFUE or Thermal Efficiency
Condensing Boilers: 90% AFUE or Thermal Efficiency
Condensing Water Heater: 95% Thermal Efficiency
Storage Water Heater: EF 0.62
Integrated Condensing Boiler/Water Heating: 85% AFUE/CA-AFUE
Griddles: Energy Star-labeled

Maximum Incentive Custom: 100,000
Custom: 100,000

Program Administrator Customer Service
Website http://services.unitil.com/mass/bus_energy_efficiency_programs.asp
Date added to DSIRE 2006-04-19
Last DSIRE Review 2011-05-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Massachusetts’s Unitil offers multiple energy efficiency programs for their commercial and industrial customers. Special offerings under the Small Business Services program are available to business customers with average monthly demands less than 100 kW. Unitil performs a free technical assessment of the facility and develops a comprehensive energy efficiency proposal including detailed equipment specification, project costs, energy savings analysis, and project payback. Approved measures include: high efficiency lighting, HVAC equipment, air compressors, efficient motors, variable speed drives, refrigeration and controls, and customized projects. There is a 1-year warranty on all installed equipment. Interested customers should contact their local Business Services Representative at 978-353-3270.

Unitil offers rebates to Mulit-Family and Large Business customers as well. Unitil provides comprehensive engineering services including project development, detailed project costing (equipment and labor), energy savings analysis and project payback. After the project is complete, Unitil will conduct post-installation metering/verification inspections to ensure quality installations and verify project energy savings. Custom rebate amounts are up to 50% of project costs, while pre-approved incentive amounts are available for high-efficiency equipment. Similarly to the Small Business Services program, approved measures include: Premium efficiency motors, variable frequency drives, HVAC equipment, lighting and lighting controls, building shell measures, and process improvements. An application can be found on the program website.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Unitil
Department Customer Service

Address 285 John Fitch Highway

Place Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01420
Phone (888) 301-7700
Phone 2 (978) 353-3270

Website http://www.unitil.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)"