Efficiency Pilots

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts has a robust energy efficiency program, including Mass Save®, which is administered by the utilities and offers a host of no- and low-cost efficiency incentives and rebates. Low income customers may access further savings through local community action program (CAP) agencies. Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is the local CAP agency for CCEP Worcester.

WCAC can help residents discover if they qualify for fuel assistance and can also help residents apply for fuel assistance.

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships offers energy saving tips on their website.

For quick reference, see our fact sheet on how to save energy.

Interior Storm Window Pilot

The CCEP has facilitated a pilot of a new interior storm window technology created by McDonough Innovation.

A select number of Worcester-area participants had these windows installed at no cost. Over the course of the next several years, cost effectiveness and energy savings will be evaluated. In addition to assessing factors including utility billing data, window cost, and installation time, participants will also be surveyed to to assess home comfort, ease of use, and general satisfaction with the technology.

As a result of this pilot, we will uncover whether this technology could be a solution for those who cannot afford to purchase a new window, but experience drafts and low R-value from their existing windows.

Including New Technology in Massachusetts EE Programs

To submit a technology for consideration for inclusion in Massachusetts energy efficiency programs, apply through the Massachusetts Technology Assessment Committee.