Eversource and National Grid Announce 2021 Municipal Partnership ParticipantsFebruary 18, 2021
Framingham, Mass. – The Sponsors of Mass Save® today announced that Andover, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Haverhill, Lawrence, Marshfield, Methuen and Westborough have been selected to participate in the 2021 Municipal Partnership and will benefit from funding and support to implement energy efficiency outreach in their communities. The Mass Save Sponsors serving the cities and towns selected for the Municipal Partnership effort include Eversource and National Grid.
The Municipal Partnership provides grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts municipalities that meet the partnership’s goals for implementing energy efficiency outreach in their residential and small business communities and achieve exceptional energy savings by completing energy assessments and the installation of energy upgrades. These incentives are in addition to energy efficiency incentives already available to residents.
All municipalities were invited to apply for the program to expand outreach activities through partnering with the Sponsors of Mass Save to increase energy-saving efforts by reaching more of the municipality’s residents, such as renters, non-English speaking/Limited English Proficiency residents, and small businesses. Municipalities submitted applications to participate, and grants will be awarded based on the goals achieved by the end of the year.
“As a sponsor of Mass Save, we’re committed to ensuring that energy efficiency is accessible to everyone,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “Through the Municipal Partnership program, we reach out to all members of our local communities, whether they’re small business owners, renters, or have a moderate or low income, to help them make upgrades to reduce the amount of energy used in their homes and businesses. Collectively, these improvements are a win-win, ensuring a better, more energy efficient future for every family, business and community.”
“Whether it’s encouraging residents to trade-in inefficient appliances, providing better insulation for a home or encouraging customers to conserve, we all recognize that when it comes to energy, using less is more,” said Marcy Reed, Massachusetts President and Executive Vice President of US Policy and Social Impact, National Grid. “Through our sponsorship of Mass Save and our collaboration with the Municipal Partnership program, we’re working to ensure a sustainable, affordable energy future is attainable for all our local communities, businesses and families, with no one left behind.”
In addition to providing a financial incentive, the Sponsors of Mass Save will provide these communities with support throughout the duration of the year including:
- Collaboration calls with municipalities to learn best practices for outreach; and
- Marketing materials and local event support
Together the Sponsors of Mass Save and the Municipalities will strive to complete approximately 1700 online home energy assessments to help customers better understand the energy use in their home, insulate nearly 3900 homes, provide incentives for 3500 heating and/or cooling equipment efficiency upgrades, and provide nearly 600 small businesses efficiency solutions through turnkey energy assessments. In achieving that goal, each municipality could earn up to $25,000 in financial incentives, based on population, for their municipality.
For more information on the Sponsors’ of Mass Save’s Community Initiative, go to https://www.masssave.com/en/learn/partners/municipal-partnership.
About Mass Save
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.