Middleborough Gas & Electric Department

SERVING THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH AND LAKEVILLE

Middleborough Gas & Electric Department (MGED) has been providing electric and natural gas services for more than 120 years in Middleborough and neighboring Lakeville. As a publicly-owned utility, MGED focuses on serving its community by keeping costs low and keeping service safe, local, and reliable.

Energy Saving Rebates and Programs

HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENTS

Energy New England (ENE) provides no-cost energy assessments to residential customers of its partnering utilities. ENE’s expert Residential Energy Advisors will assess your home to identify heating, lighting, and weatherization opportunities can lead to increased energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills. All participants receive a Home Energy Assessment report that describes potential home improvements, the return-on-investment ratio, and a summary of rebate programs. What can I expect during my Home Energy Assessment?

Schedule your no-cost Home Energy Assessment via online sign-up, email us at hea@ene.org, or call 888-772-4242.

REBATES PROGRAMS: ELECTRIC ACCOUNT ELIGIBILITY & RESTRICTIONS
  1. Rebate program is for residential electric accounts only. Commercial accounts aren’t eligible to participate.
  2. Middleborough Gas & Electric Department (MGED) will determine your electric account’s eligibility to participate in the program.
  3. An active residential electric account with MGED.
  4. Electric account must be in good standing.
  5. Rebate item must be installed at account location.
  6. Resident must agree to allow MGED to inspect the installation on premises.
  7. Rebate maximums reset on Jan. 1.
  8. Offer is subject to funding availability and can expire at any time.

To check your electric account’s eligibility, call Middleborough Gas & Electric at 508-947-1371.

Contact rebates@ene.org for all other questions.

ELECTRIC LAWN EQUIPMENT REBATES

MGED and Energy New England (ENE) are offering new rebates and incentives to ratepayers who purchase Electric Lawn Equipment! Our goal is to promote electrification and reduce carbon emissions.

Equipment Lifetime Standard Rebate Low Income Rebate
String Trimmer and Edger 5 Years $25 Up to $50
Leaf Blower $30 Up to $60
Chain Saw $40 Up to $80
Hedge Trimmer
Pressure Washer
Rototiller
Push Lawn Mower 10 Years $100 Up to $200
Snowblower (minimum of 56v and 20″ width, must include battery and charger) $100 Up to $200
Riding Lawn Mower $200 Up to $300
  • See account eligibility terms and conditions in section above.
    • Low Income rebates are available to customers who are actively on MGED’s Low Income Rate. To view the qualifications or to apply, Click Here.
  • One rebate per account per lifetime of the equipment.
  • Equipment included in a home purchase are not eligible for rebates.
  • Rebates under $200 are issued as a credit to the electric account. Rebates $200 and over are issued as a check.
  • Purchase date must be within the current calendar year.
  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31 of the next calendar year.

Required Documents:

  1. Sales receipt 

Apply online via the Rebate Portal, administered by Energy New England. Email questions to rebates@ene.org.

*If you are not comfortable using a computer, or do not have access to one, please contact us at 508-698-1225.*

ENERGY STAR® APPLIANCE REBATES

MGED is pleased to offer rebates to customers purchasing selected energy efficient ENERGY STAR-rated appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances have been defined by the Department of Energy (DOE) as being significantly more energy efficient than the average comparable model.

Appliance Standard Rebate Low Income Rebate
Dehumidifier $30 Up to $60
Dehumidifier (with disposal) $45 Up to $90
Air Conditioner $25 Up to $50
Air Conditioner (with disposal) $45 Up to $90
Room Air Purifier $30 Up to $60
Wi-Fi Thermostat $50 Up to $100
Heat Pump Water Heater $500 (rebate will be no more than 50% of the installation cost) Up to $750 (rebate will be no more than 50% of the installation cost)
  • See account eligibility terms and conditions in section above.
    • Low Income rebates are available to customers who are actively on MGED’s Low Income Rate. To view the qualifications or to apply, Click Here.
  • One appliance per category, per account.
  • Heat pump water heater rebate will be no more than 50% of the installation cost.
  • Appliances included in a home purchase are not eligible for rebates.
  • Rebates under $200 are issued as a credit to the electric account. Rebates $200 and over are issued as a check.
  • Purchase date must be within the current calendar year.
  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31 of the next calendar year.

Required Documents:

  1. ENERGY STAR certification
  2. Sales receipt

Apply online via the Rebate Portal, administered by Energy New England. Email questions to rebates@ene.org.

*If you are not comfortable using a computer, or do not have access to one, please contact us at 508-698-1225.*

WEATHERIZATION REBATES
To participate in the Middleborough Gas & Electric’s weatherization rebate, you must have completed:

  1. a Home Energy Assessment within the last 2 years (details)
  2. a Quality Assurance Review by Abode Energy Management after installation (details)

Complete the online intake form to schedule your Home Energy Assessment, or call Energy New England (ENE) at 888‐772‐4242. Once you receive your energy assessment and complete recommended weatherization improvements, contact Abode Energy Management to review your installation.  If you are still looking for a contractor, review Abode’s Participating Contractor List to find qualified installers in your area who have agreed to provide standardized weatherization recommendations and pricing consistent with statewide program. Note, you are not required to work with a contractor on the list.

MGED is pleased to announce that they are now offering a Low-to-No Interest Loan Program to customers who are looking to finance energy efficiency projects for their home.  Please use the following link to learn more: MGED Low-to-No Interest Loan Program

Home Improvement What Qualifies Standard Rebate Low Income Rebate Multi-Family
Air Sealing Caulking, weather stripping, gaskets, pipe and duct insulation 50% of measure costs*, up to $500 100% of measure costs*, up to $750 Up to 5 Units 50% of measure costs*, up to $500 per unit
Whole Space Insulation Whole attic, wall, rim-joint and basement insulation 50% of measure costs*, up to $1,000 100% of measure costs*, up to $1,500 Up to 5 Units 50% of measure costs*, up to $1000 per unit
  • See account eligibility terms and conditions in section above.
    • Low Income rebates are available to customers who are actively on MGED’s Low Income Rate. To view the qualifications or to apply, Click Here.
  • Multi-Family Units
    • Eligible up to 5 Units
    • Air Sealing measures maximum rebate $2500
    • Whole Space Insulation maximum rebate $5000
    • Final rebate award will be manually calculated in the rebate application portal
  • Home Energy Assessment must be completed within 2 years of installation.
  • Qualifying measures are those recommended in the Home Energy Assessment.
  • *Measure costs are limited to expenses pertaining to measures recommended in the home energy assessment. Not all project costs may qualify for rebate.
  • Work can be completed by a contractor or self-install. Self-installed labor costs aren’t eligible for rebate.
  • Rebates under $200 are issued as a credit to the electric account. Rebates $200 and over are issued as a check.
  • Purchase date must be within the current calendar.
  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31 of the next calendar year.

Required Documents:

  1. Home Energy Assessment report
  2. Paid invoice detailing work completed
  3. Abode Quality Assurance Review is sent directly to ENE and will be added to your application once received.

Apply online via the Rebate Portal, administered by Energy New England. Email questions to rebates@ene.org.

*If you are not comfortable using a computer, or do not have access to one, please contact us at 508-698-1225.*

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP REBATES

To participate in the Middleborough Gas & Electric’s air source heat pump rebate, you must have completed:

  1. a home energy assessment within the last 2 years
  2. a Post-Install QA with Abode Energy Management

Sign up online or call Energy New England (ENE) at 888‐772‐4242 to schedule. Your assessment will provide a list of energy-saving recommendations.

MGED customers are required to have post-install verification from Abode Energy Management in order to qualify for a rebate. System pre-qualification is not required but encouraged. Visit Abode’s heat pump resource page to schedule a no-cost, virtual, pre-install consultation, read about the rebate process, and find a local, reliable contractor. The no-cost consultation includes an objective comparison of up to three project estimates. 

MGED is pleased to announce that they are now offering a Low-to-No Interest Loan Program to customers who are looking to finance energy efficiency projects for their home.  Please use the following link to learn more: MGED Low-to-No Interest Loan Program

MGED knows that many customers might be unfamiliar with this new technology. Abode’s pre-qualification service helps customers to:

  • Select the best system for the home for an expert installation
  • Understand the system and how to operate it
  • Be sure that the new equipment will perform comfortably
  • Provide support after your installation to ensure that your system delivers the savings and comfort expected.
Equipment Equipment Efficiency Minimums Standard Rebate Low Income Rebate
Single Zone (ductless) Mini Split SEER2 ≥ 15, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5

$500 per ton, up to $2,000

1 Ton = 12,000 BTU/hr. BTUs are are determined using the cooling capacity measured at 95° F.

Multi-Family Homes are eligible up to 5 Units, $2,000 per unit, max $10,000

$750 per ton, up to $3,000

1 Ton = 12,000 BTU/hr. BTUs are are determined using the cooling capacity measured at 95° F.

Central, Multi-Split, Ducted Mini Split SEER2 ≥ 14.3, HSP2F ≥ 7.7
Replacement adder: Heat Pump has replaced Central AC, existing Heat Pump, or AC & Heat Pump combination system SEER2 ≥ 16, HSPF2 ≥ 9.5 $500, combined maximum $2,500 $750, combined maximum $3,750
  • See account eligibility terms and conditions in section above.
    • Low Income rebates are available to customers who are actively on MGED’s Low Income Rate. To view the qualifications or to apply, Click Here.
  • Heat pump units must be on NEEP ccASHP List.
  • $2,000 maximum Heat Pump rebates per residential account, per year.
  • $500 adder is not included in the $2,000 rebate maximum.
  • Multi-Family Homes
    • Eligible up to 5 Units
    • $2,000 per unit for a maximum rebate award of $10,000
    • Final rebate award will be manually calculated in the rebate application portal
  • Home energy assessment is required and must be dated within 2 years of job date.
  • Rebates over $200 are issued as a check.
  • Rebates under $200 are issued as a credit to the electric account.
  • Purchase date must be within the current calendar year.
  • Equipment included in a home purchase are not eligible for rebates.
  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31 of the next calendar year.

Required Documents:

  1. Installer invoice showing some or all payments made
  2. AHRI or NEEP certificate showing AHRI number, SEER2 & HSPF2 ratings
  3. Home energy assessment report dated within the last 2 years
  4. Abode forms are sent directly to ENE upon completion of the Post-Install QA

Apply online using the Rebate Portal, administered by Energy New England. Email questions to rebates@ene.org.

*If you are not comfortable using a computer, or do not have access to one, please contact us at 508-698-1225.*

SOLAR PROGRAM

MGED is participating in the 2022 MLP Solar program at $.60/watt, capped at 25 kW DC. For more details, visit ENE’s solar page or email solar@ene.org.

MGED DRIVES ELECTRIC

Save money. Save time. Save carbon. Now is the time to switch from gasoline to electricity. Plug-in electric cars are fast, fun, affordable, and efficient. Compared to gasoline vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs) are less costly to operate and maintenance is cheaper and simpler. MGED Drives Electric is a local initiative designed to raise awareness about the benefits of replacing gasoline-powered vehicles with EVs. Residents in MGED’s territory are encouraged to test drive and experience the speed and power of EVs first hand.

Visit MGED Drives Electric or contact one of ENE’s EV Specialists to take advantage of EV incentives and stay informed on rapidly growing EV market.

MGED EV-Related Rebate Rebate
Level 2 Charger $300

 

Level 2 Charger Rebate:

  • See account eligibility terms and conditions in section above.
  • One EV Charger rebate per household, per account.
  • Work can be completed by a contractor or self-install. Self-installed labor costs aren’t eligible for rebate.
  • Appliances included in a home purchase are not eligible for rebates.
  • Rebate issued as a check.
  • Purchase date must be within the current calendar year.
  • Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 31 of the next calendar year. 

Required Documents for Level 2 Charger Rebate:

  1. Vehicle registration
  2. Charger receipt and/or vehicle purchase invoice with an itemized detail of charger included with purchase of vehicle
  3. Installer invoice showing some or all payments made
  4. Level 2 Model Number detailed on invoice or receipt
  5. Share screen shot of your in-vehicle charging schedule set to start at 8:00PM

Apply for the Level 2 Charger rebate online via the Rebate Portal, administered by Energy New England. Email questions to rebates@ene.org.

*If you are not comfortable using a computer, or do not have access to one, please contact us at 508-698-1225.*

MGED SMART ENERGY COMMUNITY PROJECTS

MGED’s community shared solar program, Solar Community, allows customers to support locally produced clean energy regardless of if they aren’t able or don’t want to install solar panels on their home or business. Solar Community gives MGED’s customers the opportunity to share in the benefits of a large solar system installed within MGED’s service territory.

Participating customers share in both the costs and the benefits associated with Solar Community. MGED customers enrolled in the program pay a monthly fee for costs associated with the program. Starting in the second year, participating customers are expected to begin receiving credits on their bill.

To learn more about or enroll in available programs please visit MGED Solar Community.

COMMERCIAL ENERGY ASSESSMENT

MGED business customers can request an on-site evaluation of energy use at your location free-of-charge. This base-level technical report will help identify the highest level priority measures which should be addressed by your energy reduction plan. This simple walk-through review of energy-using systems is perfect for the smaller commercial consumer. No cost to identify low cost methods to save energy every day.

MGED incentives can and will change from year to year, but your businesses’ energy use and measures to reduce that use should be a part of your ongoing facilities management. Call MGED’s energy partner, Energy New England, at 888-772-4242 or email commercial@ene.org to request an energy evaluation of your business location. MGED will review the request, and ENE will call directly to schedule the evaluation. Check out MGED’s website for more information.

COMMERCIAL LIGHTING REBATES

MGED offers commercial customers financial incentives to replace inefficient light fixtures and bulbs with energy-saving products and devices. Rebates are available on a range of eligible lighting equipment for every kind of business.

  • Small Commercial accounts (to 199 kW) – $1,000 per Kilowatt saved, max $4,000
  • Medium Commercial & Industrial accounts (200 Kw – 500 kW) – $1,000 per Kilowatt saved, max $8,000
  • Large Commercial & Industrial accounts (>500 kW) – $1,000 per Kilowatt saved, max $15,000

For more information, thoroughly read MGED’s Commercial Lighting rebate form and MGED’s Commercial Lighting rebate program page. Before starting any work, call MGED at (508) 947-1371 with any questions.

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