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Brief Program Statistics:


Table 1: Program Status as of December 15, 2014

Projects        171
Completed Projects                   103     ($370,947)
In-Progress Projects 68     ($279,409)
Total Funds Committed $650,356

Table 2: Types of Energy Efficiency Improvements Funded as of December 15, 2014

Improvement Type
Insulation         98
Boiler/Furnace Replacement         89
Domestic Hot Water         41
Ductless MiniSplit Heatpump         34
Solar Projects         10
Other           1

Program Status as of September 15, 2014:

Please note that new applications are no longer being accepted, as funding for the program has been fully committed.

Thank you for your interest in the Residential Rebate Pilot and we hope you will check back with us in the future to learn about new Worcester Energy programs.


Worcester Energy Staff

Worcester Energy Program’s Residential Rebate Pilot

Tired of being too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, all while paying high utility bills? You might qualify to receive up to $5,000+ in rebates (even more for 2 - 4 family homes) for qualifying energy improvement projects that will increase the comfort and value of your home.

The City of Worcester is providing rebates to qualifying Worcester residential homeowners of 1, 2, 3 and 4-family buildings for energy efficiency and renewable installation work! The Residential Rebate Pilot is designed to help defray the costs for homeowners who implement energy efficient upgrades to their homes, while also demonstrating energy efficiency gains that result from the completion of the approved efficiency projects.

Program Update – March 3, 2014: Please note that our program has changed. Effective March 3, 2014, instead of previously required HERS (Home Energy Rating System) tests, we will require an Energy Performance Scorecard as part of the application process. Please read the Program Guide prior to starting the work for more information about how to qualify and apply. 

Program Update – August 4, 2014: Please note that a Rebate Calculator for Solar Projects (an excel spreadsheet) has been added in order to determine each solar project’s eligible amount. The calculator accounts for other eligible solar incentives (grants, tax credits and solar renewable energy certificates) prior to calculating RRP rebate. It is designed to be consistent and transparent about its assumptions. The calculator requires only five entries in order to determine eligible rebate amount and should be included with the main application form.


Pre-Application Information:





APPLICATION (taken down 9/15/2014 - no new applications are being accepted)

Following Installation of Energy Efficient Measures, Submit the Following to the City:


(with a list of required attachments, such as signed off as final building permits, post-installation EPS and paid invoices) 

   For more information, please contact our offices at: 

508-799-1400 x 5 ~ worcesterenergy@worcesterma.gov

Worcester Energy Program; c/o Division of Planning & Regulatory Services

City Hall - 455 Main Street, Room 404, Worcester, MA 01608