Government/ Non-Profit

MassCEC is committed to helping local governments and non-profits take control of their energy futures, protecting the environment and stabilizing energy costs.

Among MassCEC’s offerings for government and non-profit agencies are programs that help municipalities and regional planning authorities assess their clean energy resources, as well as offering grants for site assessments, feasibility studies and construction of clean energy projects, including wind turbines, anaerobic digesters and hydroelectric systems.

HeatSmart Mass

HeatSmart Massachusetts (HeatSmart Mass) seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale clean heating and cooling technologies in participating communities through a competitive solicitation process that aggregates homeowner buying power to lower installation prices for participants.

Air-Source Heat Pumps

MassCEC offers awards to public agencies and non-profits that install qualifying air-source heat pump (ASHP) systems, which provide highly efficient heating and cooling. Incentives are available both for qualifying variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and mini-split (single head, multi-head, and central) systems.

This program is part of MassCEC’s $30 million Clean Heating and Cooling program, which supports technologies that provide customer cost savings and environmental benefits while maintaining a high level of comfort and reliability.

Modern Wood Heating

MassCEC offers awards to non-profit and government facilities that install qualifying modern wood heating systems. This program is part of MassCEC’s Clean Heating and Cooling program, which supports technologies that provide customer cost-savings and environmental benefits, while maintaining a high level of comfort and reliability.

Ground-Source Heat Pumps

MassCEC offers awards to non-profit and government facilities that install qualifying ground-source heat pumps (GSHP), which provide highly efficient electrical heating, cooling, and hot water. This program is part of MassCEC’s Clean Heating and Cooling program, which supports technologies that provide customer cost-savings and environmental benefits while maintaining a high level of comfort and reliability.

Community Microgrids

MassCEC seeks to support technical and commercial feasibility assessments for clean energy community microgrids. Microgrids are often defined as a group of interconnected buildings or energy loads and distributed energy resources within a clearly defined boundary that interconnects with the broader electric grid, and can operate independently, or island, from the grid. MassCEC is interested in supporting community microgrids that serve a range of commercial, residential, public and private buildings and stretch across property boundaries.

Commonwealth Wind

MassCEC's Commonwealth Wind (CommWind) Program assists appropriately-sited wind energy development in Massachusetts that can help achieve the Commonwealth's goals for a clean environment and a robust economy. Grant funding and technical assistance is available for residential, commercial, industrial and public facilities, and is based on the size and other characteristics of the wind project.

Hydropower

The Hydropower program seeks to increase the output of the Commonwealth’s hydropower assets by providing grants to ecologically-appropriate projects that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

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