Ipswich Electric Light Department

Ipswich Electric Light Department

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Home Efficiency
Cool Homes
Connected Homes

ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebates are available on a variety of home equipment from air purifiers to heat pump water heaters. Click the “Apply Online” link or download the rebate form to see the full range of options and fill out your rebate application.



HELPS Home Efficiency Incentive Program is designed to assist the customer with the cost of installation for the most cost-effective measures recommended in a home energy audit. Those measures are shown on the energy audit report. We encourage you to proceed with the installation of those conservation measures that best suit your energy needs and are listed on your HELPS Home Energy Report.






– All new heating systems receiving an incentive must be ENERGY STAR ® rated.
– Self-installation of insulation is not eligible for rebate.
General rule for cost-effective home efficiency: insulate and air-seal first. (Ask your auditor about how to find a qualified contractor.)

(Note: Audits are required prior to installation in order to receive rebates. Please read your utility’s application form carefully. Eligible measures may vary)

HELPS Cool Homes is a High Efficiency Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Rebate Program offered by participating municipal utilities. Click on the “Apply Online” link or look at the table below to find out more.






Considering purchasing a ductless mini split heat pump? Did you know Mitsubishi is offering customers from select municipal utility communities special pricing on the purchase of a cold climate heat pump? Projects with an installation date of February 1, 2020 or later are eligible and the offer goes through December 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted. Eligible customers have the option of purchasing one or two single-zone devices for a $300 discount per device or one multi-zone device for a discount of $500. Visit HERE for more information or to start the application process.

IMPORTANT: System sizing and proper installation are critical to energy efficiency and home comfort. Prior to installation, your installer must perform a load (sizing) calculation that is “ACCA approved version 8 Manual J.”

In order to qualify for a rebate you must:

  1. Purchase and install an ENERGY STAR® qualifying product at a property with an active electric account with one of the participating energy efficiency providers.
  2. Obtain your contractor’s invoice with equipment make, coil and condenser model numbers, size in tons, date and location of installation, and total installation cost.
  3. Submit the following with your application:
    1. Contractor’s invoice showing required information and proof of purchase.
    2. Copy of Load (sizing) Calculation “ACCA approved version 8 Manual J” (REQUIRED to qualify for rebate. NOTE: Load calculations are not needed for ductless mini split systems).
    3. Proof TXV or EXV valve installed (REQUIRED to qualify for rebate).
    4. A copy of the AHRI Certificate. (Visit www.ahridirectory.org or contact your Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor to obtain a copy.) When applying, please read your participating utility’s terms & conditions carefully. Rebate qualifications and limitations may vary.

HELPS WiFi Smart Thermostat Rebate Program is offered by participating municipal utilities. Click “Apply Online” or download a form application and submit by mail. Please review the eligibility requirements and application form thoroughly.



Ipswich Electric Light Department offers a free charger for fully electric vehicles (EVs) and either a $200 or $300 rebate for plug-in hybrids (depending on battery size). 

  • Email ev@mmwec.org with any questions.
  • Call 1-413-589-0141 to speak with our EV Program analysts.
  • Click on the flyer below to learn more about the dealership incentive available on 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EVs.*
  • Click HERE to download the charging agreement.
  • Click HERE to apply for a FREE or discounted charger.      

*Please note, additional manufacturer discounts may be available for EV purchases. Please contact your local dealership to learn more.

HELPS Connected Homes Program leverages the technology of smart appliances and devices into cost savings for the light department and its customers. Customers agree to allow their light department to make brief, limited adjustments to their devices during times of peak electric demand and are rewarded with a quarterly incentive check. Check the chart below to find out if your smart device qualifies. Click the “APPLY ONLINE” link to learn more or to fill out an application.






*Customers who received a free EV charger through the HELPS EV Program are not eligible to enroll in Connected Homes until three years after the charger was issued.

Interested in solar panels?

The new Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Solar Rebate Program allows residential customers of municipal light plants to apply for a rebate for the purchase, installation, and usage of PV solar panels on their homes.

The Ipswich Electric Light Department program includes a base rebate of $1.20/watt, with an additional $0.30/watt available for the first 10 kW. Eligible solar installations must be 25 kW or less, with a 10 kW limit for residential, with less than 20% shading, and facing between 90 and 270 degrees. For solar interconnection requirements, see the IELD’s Distributed Generation Policy. Other restrictions may apply.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.