RMLD offers a variety of rebates to commercial, industrial, and municipal customers (summarized below). For more information on our commercial rebate programs, click here to view our Energy Efficiency Guidelines for Commercial Programs.
To apply for rebates, visit our Customer Rebate Portal.
For questions regarding commercial rebates, contact RMLD's Integrated Resources Division at 781-942-6598 or [email protected].
Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program:
The Lighting Retrofit Program is for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers who reduce energy consumption within their facilities by installing high-efficiency lighting within existing fixtures. All equipment must be DLC listed. This program reimburses 50% of eligible costs up to $25,000 per year.
- Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program Guidelines
- Product Incentives Table
- Design Light Consortium DLC Searchable Database
Air-Source Heat Pump Rebate Program:
Air-Source heat pumps are an efficient technology to heat and cool a home or business and offer many advantages over traditional oil, propane, or electric resistance systems including cost savings, improved efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions. RMLD is expanding its existing heat pump rebate effective April 1, 2020, to offer more attractive incentives to customers with the goal of reducing carbon emissions. A summary of rebates (not to exceed 50% of total installation costs) is as follows:
Cordless Electric Yard Equipment Rebate Program:
The new Cordless Electric Yard Equipment Rebate Program has been launched as a part of RMLD's ongoing electrification efforts and is the first of its kind in Massachusetts. The program launched on April 27, 2020, and is available to all customers.
Commercial Energy Initiative Rebate Program:
The Energy Initiative Rebate Program is for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers who reduce energy consumption by replacing large high-energy consuming equipment such as chillers, conveyors, industrial ovens, etc., with ENERGY STAR rated or other energy-efficient equipment. Please contact RMLD to find out if your business is eligible for this rebate. Customers must work with RMLD to document how the proposed changes will generate power, reduce peak load, and/or reduce overall monthly energy consumption to qualify. This incentive is capped at a maximum of 50% of a specific project’s cost and has a limit of $50,000 per year.
MLP Solar Rebate Program:
RMLD has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to offer customers a limited-time rebate for the installation of solar systems that are 25 kilowatts (kW) or less in size. The amount of the rebate will be based on the size of the system installed, and equates to $1.20 per watt. Rebates are not to exceed 50% of the total installed costs of the system and are capped at a maximum of $30,000. Qualifying conditions such as access to direct sunlight should be considered and are specified in the program’s technical requirements.
DOER extended the program so applications can now be submitted through 12/30/2020, and all projects must be completed by 12/30/2021. Customers who installed systems with an operation date of November 27, 2018 or later may apply for the rebate. Please visit RMLD's Solar Guide for more information on the program and application process.
Commercial Renewable Energy Rebate Program:*
*PLEASE NOTE: All solar rebate applications for systems that are 25 kW DC or less will be processed solely under the MLP Solar Rebate Program until the Program’s completion. Commercial customers who install solar systems larger than 25 kW DC or renewable energy sources other than solar may be considered under this program. Please contact RMLD for more information.
Customers who install solar panels, wind generators, or other renewable energy systems on their property may be eligible for RMLD rebates of up to 50% of a project’s cost up to $50,000 per year. Certain restrictions apply. Contact RMLD’s Integrated Resources Department to learn more.
- Commercial Renewable Energy Rebate Program Guidelines
- Interconnection Application
- Certificate of Completion
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program:
RMLD offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate to customers who install a Level 2 (240 volt) plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charger at their residence or business. Through this program, RMLD will reimburse customers for up to 50% of out of pocket expenses up to $1500 per charging station (applies to single or dual port). Eligible expenses include charger purchase price and installation costs.
- ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants
- ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
- RMLD Business Conservation Tips
- Energy.gov Energy Saver Tips
RMLD reserves the right to modify or terminate RMLD Rebate Programs without prior notice based on the availability of funds and other relevant factors.
As a municipal electric utility, RMLD operates its own rebate program that is separate from privately owned electric utility rebates offered by Mass Save. As such, RMLD customers are solely eligible for electricity-related rebates offered by RMLD. RMLD customers that are served by a Mass Save participating natural gas provider may be eligible for natural gas specific rebates from Mass Save.
The RMLD does not endorse any particular vendor, manufacturer, product, or system in promoting rebate programs. Listing a vendor or product does not constitute an endorsement, nor does it imply that the unlisted vendors or products are deficient or defective in any way.