Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company Launches Energy Efficiency Program

February 23, 2022

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
February 23, 2022

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) recently launched a program that will replace residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs in alignment with a shift in focus to a carbon-free future.

MMWEC’s energy efficiency programs, previously known as Home Energy Loss Prevention Services and Green Opportunity, have served MMWEC and its participating municipal light plants (MLPs) for more than three decades. 

The driving purpose of the new NextZero brand is to help Massachusetts reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

MMWEC said that the new brand and its mission were developed through a rigorous strategic planning process with a subcommittee consisting of representatives of participating MLPs. The new mission emphasizes the critical role that community owned electric systems play in developing the clean energy future.

Municipal light departments participating in MMWEC’s residential energy efficiency programs through NextZero offer programs such as the “Connected Homes” demand response program, electric vehicle scheduled charging program, energy audits and rebates for energy-efficient appliances, electrification technologies and weatherization. 

Several light departments also participate in commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs, including energy efficient lighting retrofits and customized efficiency upgrades. 

Additional information about NextZero is available here.

MMWEC is a non-profit, public corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts created by an act of the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1975 and authorized to issue debt to finance a wide range of energy facilities. 

MMWEC provides a variety of power supply, financial, risk management and other services to the state’s consumer-owned, municipal utilities. 

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