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?
NOTE FOR GAS CUSTOMERS: If your gas utility is a Mass Save member (such as National Grid), we recommend using Mass Save for your home energy assessment because it will evaluate items in your home that are specific to your heating type. Visit Mass Save’s website to schedule.
ENERGY STAR® APPLIANCE REBATES
RMLD is pleased to offer its customer rebates on selected energy efficient ENERGY STAR appliances. The Department of Energy (DOE) has verified that ENERGY STAR appliances are significantly more energy efficient than comparable models.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER REBATE
To promote electrification and reduce net carbon emissions, RMLD offers a rebate to customers who purchase an electric vehicle (EV) charger that is installed at their residence within RMLD’s service territory.
CORDLESS ELECTRIC YARD EQUIPMENT REBATES
RMLD offers rebates on a variety of cordless electric yard equipment as a part of its ongoing electrification efforts to promote electrification and reduce net carbon emissions.
ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADE PROGRAM
This rebate supports residential customers who may need to upgrade their electrical panel to a higher amperage to accommodate additional load from electrification activities such as installing an EV charger, heat pump, or other electrical equipment. Click to view a list of eligible equipment rebate amounts, and other program guidelines.
AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMP REBATES
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) are an efficient technology to heat and cool a home and offer many advantages over traditional systems including reduced operating costs, improved efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions. To promote electrification and reduce net carbon emissions, RMLD offers rebates to customers who install a central or mini-split air source heat pump (ASHP) in their home or business.
ASHPs are an HVAC technology that provide all-in-one heating and cooling and offer many advantages over traditional oil, propane, or electric resistance systems including cost savings, improved efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions.
Please visit RMLD’s Air Source Heat Pump Guide for more information and educational resources. Click for program details including a list of eligible equipment, rebate amounts, and details on the application process.
Questions regarding rebates, contact Customer Service at 781-942-6598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION PROGRAM
RMLD will provide administrative support throughout the progression of the project. For program details please see the RMLD website.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ONLINE STORE
Help the environment, and reduce your electricity bill by buying high efficiency LED lightbulbs and advanced power strips at a discounted rate.
Visit RMLD’s online store.
COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR
RMLD’s Community Shared Solar program, Solar Choice, allows customers who want to support locally produced clean energy but aren’t able or don’t wish to install solar panels on their own home or business the opportunity to share in the benefits of a large solar array installed within RMLD’s service territory.
There are currently two Solar Choice projects in RMLD’s service area – Solar Choice 1 was powered on in 2017 and Solar Choice 2 was powered on in 2018.
SHRED THE PEAK PROGRAM
What is Shred the Peak?
Peak demand occurs when the highest level of electricity is consumed in a region. Peak electricity is expensive and affects power supply costs, which in turn impacts all customer bills. RMLD’s Shred the Peak campaign is an effort to collectively reduce RMLD’s electricity use during peak demand in order to control costs and keep rates affordable. RMLD issues Shred the Peak alerts to notify customers when a peak is predicted, and asks customers to take simple steps to conserve electricity during the predicted peak window.
All residential customers are automatically enrolled in RMLD’s standard Residential Schedule A Rate. Under this rate, customers are billed based on their kilowatt-hour usage. The rate is consistent regardless of the time of day the electricity is used.
Residential customers have the option to switch to the Time-of-Use (TOU) rate. Rather than one standard rate for all hours, time-of-use has two rates: one that is higher than the standard rate during on-peak hours when electricity is in high demand, and one that is lower than the standard rate during off-peak hours when electricity is not as in demand. Because a different type of meter is required for the time-of-use rate, the customer charge is slightly higher and customers are asked to stay on the rate for a minimum of one year.
Please visit the RMLD website to find out if TOU is right for you!
COMMERCIAL ENERGY ASSESSMENT
RMLD offers a financial incentive to qualifying commercial, industrial, and municipal customers who conduct an energy audit of their business.
Qualifying customers are eligible for a rebate of up to one-half of the cost of an ASHRAE Level 1 or Level 2 energy audit. If the customer then implements energy efficiency measures recommended by the audit, they are eligible for a rebate of the remainder of the cost of the audit.
Certain conditions apply and pre-approval is required. Please contact RMLD’s Integrated Resources Department at 781-942-6598 for more information.
COMMERCIAL CUSTOM REBATE PROGRAM
The Custom Rebate Program is for non-residential customers who install ENERGY STAR rated or other high-energy efficient custom equipment within their facility that will result in net energy savings and/or demand reduction. The rebate is available for retrofits of existing equipment or new construction. RMLD preapproval is required. Custom Equipment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
SOLAR REBATE PROGRAM
Customers who install qualified grid-connected renewable energy systems on their property may be eligible for a rebate per kilowatt (kW), not to exceed 50% of a project’s cost. RMLD preapproval is required.