The Energy Assistance Program is designed to help NHEC's income-qualified members manage energy use with the goal of lowering total energy costs. Qualified members living in an apartment or house, either rented or owned, can receive up to $5,000 in products and services, including a free customized audit report which will help members better understand their home and the factors affecting energy usage. Based on the Home Energy Analysis, NHEC will make recommendations for improving energy efficiency in the customer's home that may help reduce the heating portion of electric bills.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op offers incentives to its commercial and industrial customers to encourage energy efficiency. The program targets any commercial/industrial member building a new facility, undergoing a major renovation, or replacing failed (end-of-life) equipment. The program offers prescriptive and custom rebates designed to cover the lesser of a one year payback, or 75% of incremental difference in the cost of purchasing standard equipment compared to purchasing an energy efficient equivalent, up to the member's incentive cap.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op provides a number of energy efficiency incentive programs for residential members. First, members can receive a free Home Energy Analysis through the [http://www.nhec.com/residential_homeenergysolutions.php Home Performance with Energy Star Program]. The analysis will examine the home's air sealing, insulation, equipment thermostats and insulation, as well as the energy consumption of the home's refrigerator.
New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) is offering rebates for residential, grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity. The rebate is equal to 20% of the installed cost of the system, with a maximum award of $2,500. Funding is available throughout 2013 on a first-come, first-served basis.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op offers incentives for its small commercial customers (those using less than 100 kW) through the Small Business Energy Solutions Program. The Co-op will conduct a free assessment of a company's energy consumption, recommend efficiency improvements to reduce consumption, and provide rebates of up to 50% toward the cost of implementing the recommendations. Eligible improvements include: lighting technologies, occupancy sensors, refrigeration, and HVAC systems.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op's SmartSTART (Savings Through Affordable Retrofit Technologies) Program is a no-money-down option to have energy efficient products installed in a home or business. The cost of the improvements is repaid over time, using the savings generated by the products themselves. For instance, if a customer installs energy efficient products worth $500 and those products save the customer $50 per month, the customer will pay for the product in monthly payments on electric bills equal to three-fourths of the savings, or $37.50 per month.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op (NHEC) offers rebates to residential customers who install qualified solar water-heating systems. The rebate is equal to 20% of installed system costs, with a maximum award of $1,500. Systems must be pre-approved, and installed in NHEC's service territory by a qualified installer. Program funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the program web site listed above for more information, an application and answers to frequently asked questions.