Both Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant and the state’s MassSave Program have increased the amount of money a homeowner can get for home energy efficiency improvements.
MASS SAVE REBATES
If you live in a one to four unit home and get a bill from National Grid (for example, if you heat your home with natural gas or you have a gas fireplace or stove), then you are eligible for the larger rebates from MassSave. Before you can qualify for these rebates or incentives, you must schedule and complete a no-cost home energy assessment with an authorized Mass Save® home assessment contractor such as HomeWorks.
Special financing options are also available through Mass Save®, including a” HEAT Loan”: 0% financing for qualified individuals.
WELLESLEY MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT (WMLP) REBATES
If you are NOT a National Grid customer, the WMLP’s new rebates are for you.
The WMLP also offers a no-cost Home Energy Audit if you heat with oil, electricity or propane. Call 888-772-4242. Read on for specifics.
WMLP Insulation and Air-Sealing Incentives - 50%, up to $1,500 max. for contractor installed insulation, following a home energy audit. Only for homes which are converting from oil heat to electric heat pumps.
WMLP Heating & Cooling Rebates
Air-source heat pumps: Up to $5,000
Only for MLP customers who currently heat with oil,electricity or propane. Contact email@example.com for requirements. Pre-approval by Abode required.
Integrated controls: $100 per, up to $400
Wireless-enabled thermostats: 50% up to $125
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: @ UEF≥ 3.2: $500
WMLP Rebates for EnergyStar® Appliances
Front-loading clothes washer $150
Conversion of range or cooktop: $500 - gas to induction
Conversion of range or cooktop: $100 - electric to induction
Replace gas clothes dryer - with heat pump clothes dryer $250
Replace electric dryer - with heat pump clothes dryer $100
WMLP Additional Rebates
Electric panel upgrade $750
Level 2 Electric Vehicle
Smart WiFi charger 50%, up to $350
Electric lawn mower $75
Electric landscaping equipment $25
Guess what, there may be Federal Tax Incentives too for home energy efficiency upgrades.Go to Energy Star for details and availability.
Got skills you want to use? Interests you would like to explore? The Select Board is recruiting candidates for a variety of boards, committees, and commissions. Town government relies on the dedication of many volunteers. Maybe this is your moment!
Some are listed below but more information is here.
Municipal Light Plant Board: The five-member Municipal Light Board oversees the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant. The board consists of the three elected Board of Public Works Commissioners and two members appointed by the Select Board.
Wellesley Housing Development Corp.: The Wellesley Housing Development Corporation's mission is to sponsor and assist in the development of affordable housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income in the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts in order to implement the Town's Affordable Housing Policy.
Zoning Board of Appeals: The ZBA is a quasi-judicial board which interprets and enforces the town Zoning Bylaw, hears and decides on petitions for appeals of town officer or board orders, Chapter 40B comprehensive permits, site plan approvals, special permits and variances. Youth Commission: The Wellesley Youth Commission provides programs and services designed to ensure that Wellesley's youth feel they are a valued part of the Wellesley community. Zoning Board of Appeals: The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board which interprets and enforces the town Zoning Bylaw by hearing and deciding on petitions for appeals of town officer or board decisions, Chapter 40B comprehensive permits, site plan approvals, special permits and variances.
To volunteer for any Town Board or Committee, please complete this online volunteer form.