Program Description: The Direct Install program is an incentive program sponsored by Eversource and Mass Save. This program assists small commercial businesses with the upgrade of electric and gas measures to options with higher efficiency which uses less energy and saves the business money. The list of available equipment within the program is extensive, however LED lighting and controls, refrigeration, HVAC, pipe insulation, steam trap maintenance and faucet aerator replacements are all included to name a few. Depending on the efficiency upgrades applicable for the location, businesses can expect to save a high percentage on their monthly electric bills and financing is available.
Program Name: Quartile 3-Business Energy Advantage
Program Size: Q3 BEA
Program Description: The Business Energy Advantage program is an incentive program sponsored by Eversource and Mass Save. This program is available to medium sized business in need of a turnkey solution for a comprehensive energy upgrade. This program offers low interest financing and a quick return on investment for all upgrades. Utility incentives are offered to offset costs of upgrading inefficient equipment to modern, efficient, money saving options.
Program Description: The Large Commercial and Industrial program is a turnkey solution program which provides equipment rebates and discounts for large existing commercial and industrial buildings. These projects are highly customized in their approach. The entire building, or campus of buildings are reviewed for all standard, custom and process energy efficiency improvements. Due to the high amount of energy used, the Large Commercial and Industrial program has the greatest opportunity to provide instant and long term savings for businesses.
Program Description: The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program was created by the state’s Department of Energy Resources to promote solar system adoption within the state of Massachusetts and provide incentives to commercial businesses to assist them with adoption. The tariff-based incentive is paid to the system owner by their utility company after the approval of the application by the Solar Program Administrator and DOER. Solar arrays are designed and installed making the location an energy producer thereby minimizing energy cost for the facility and also adding electrical production to the grid. In addition, solar arrays may be paired with energy storage through the use of battery back up systems to assist businesses in controlling demand charges. When battery backup is incorporated into the project, energy is produced and stored for a later time to offset peak demand and the associated charges. This is a highly beneficial solution for Massachusetts rate payers who experience some of the highest rate and demand charges in the country.
Program Description: Eversource’s EV Make Ready program assists Massachusetts business customers in creating a clean transportation future by providing financial assistance to those who would like to install electric vehicle charging stations at select locations in Eversource’s service territory. Infrastructure costs are covered by the program and can be paired with other state programs to cover much of the cost of the project.
Program Description: National Grid’s Customer Direct Option incentive program allows small businesses to perform energy efficiency retrofits at a rate subsidized by the utility. A wide array of energy saving solutions are available to businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island through this program. Rebates up to 60% of the installed cost and financing is available for businesses who take advantage of this program.
Program Description: The National Grid Project Expeditor program is exclusive to certain approved vendors such as World Energy Efficiency Services. This large business program offers technical assistance and financial incentives of up to 75 percent of incremental costs to large commercial and industrial customers to upgrade their existing outdated technology equipment to newer equipment with higher energy efficiency ratings. The program provides assistance with technical services, design and installation providing turnkey solutions to large businesses seeking an efficiency upgrade.
Program Description: The EV Charging Station Installer program assists property owners in facilitating the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. Through the EV Make Ready program, the electrical infrastructure of the EV charging station project is covered up to 100 percent by National Grid and the station hardware is deeply incentivized.
Program Name: Small Business Energy Solutions, CDO
Program Size: Small Business
Program Description: Unitil’s Small Business Customer Directed Option is a program designed for companies using less than 200 kW/month which would like to operate more efficiently and save money on their electric bill. The program offers large incentives on energy efficiency upgrades, as well as 0% financing for up to 24 months.
Program Description: The Existing Building Retrofit program is for large business customers with average monthly demands larger than 200 kW. Unitil provides financial and technical services to replace old, inefficient equipment with new energy efficient equipment in existing facilities. Custom incentives are available to pay the expense of the lesser of a one-year payback, or a portion of the installed cost of the equipment.