For Immediate Release: 10/6/2023 5:09 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. – The City of Worcester is partnering with Eversource to conduct the Main Streets energy efficiency initiative to help local small businesses, nonprofits and houses of worship reduce their energy costs and impact on the environment by offering enhanced incentives for the month of October.
Energy experts from AECOM and Complete Energy Services began meeting with businesses last week, and will continue to through Friday, Oct. 13, to provide no-cost energy assessments and answer questions about energy-efficient equipment upgrades and other improvements. The limited-time enhanced incentives can cover up to 90% off select energy efficiency solutions.
“The Main Streets initiative is a great opportunity for business owners to evaluate their energy usage and costs and see where they can make improvements to lower both their bills and environmental impact,” said Chief Sustainability Officer John Odell. “We encourage all business owners to participate in the free program and see what savings are available to them.”
The Main Streets energy efficiency initiative begins with a no-cost energy assessment identifying energy-saving opportunities such as new lighting, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, refrigeration controls, insulation and more.
Some of the improvements, such as installing new energy-efficient light bulbs, occur on the spot. Larger improvement projects, such as building insulation or energy-efficient motor controls, are scheduled for installation at a future date and evaluated for eligibility for incentives from Eversource through Mass Save® and interest-free financing to offset the cost of upgrades.
Eversource has been delivering postcards with information about the program to Worcester businesses. For more information about the program and to schedule a no-cost energy assessment at a convenient time, businesses can visit eversource.com/mainstreets.