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Reading Municipal Light Department

SERVING THE TOWNS OF READING, NORTH READING, WILMINGTON, AND LYNNFIELD

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is committed to providing excellent customer service and competitively priced electricity through due diligence of power supply, risk management, system reliability, safety, and overall business efficiency.

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Rebates

INCENTIVE OFFERINGSRESIDENTIALCOMMERCIAL
Energy AssessmentFreeUp to 1/3 cost of audit, may be eligible for rebate of an additional 1/3 if recommended energy efficiency measures are implemented
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater$500 
Central Air Conditioner$200 
Air Source Heat Pump (Electric)$500 
Refrigerator$50 
Dishwasher$50 
Clothes Dryer (Electric)$50 
Washing Machine$50 
Wireless Thermostat$50 
Dehumidifier$25 
Room Air Conditioner$25 
Energy Efficiency Online Store 
Electric Vehicle Rebates see RMLD’s EV website for details  
Renewable Energy RebateUp to $2,000Up to $50,000 per Program Year* (not to exceed 50% of the total install cost), Max incentive amount is pursuant to Guidelines of Commercial Energy Initiative
Solar Choice Program – Community Shared SolarBill creditBill credit
Shred the Peak
Time-of-Use RateCould reduce payments by 10%-20% per monthCould reduce payments by 10%-20% per month
Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program Up to $25,000 per Program Year* (not to exceed 50% of the total install cost)
Commercial Energy Initiative Rebate Up to $50,000 per Program Year* (not to exceed 50% of the total install cost)
*Program Year, as defined in the RMLD Energy Efficiency Guidelines for Commercial Customers means a term of 11 months, from July 1st until May 31st, in which applications will be processed.  

**RMLD reserves the right to limit Customers to one rebate per account/location 
***Out of pocket expenses include charger purchase and installation costs

Energy Saving Rebates and Programs

If you’re in the market for a new appliance, pick an energy-efficient model, and you may qualify for a rebate from RMLD. RMLD offers rebates ranging from $25 to $500 on most common household appliances that are ENERGY STAR rated. Some restrictions apply. 

To apply for rebates, visit RMLD’s Customer Rebate Portal. Please be sure to review program guidelines (below) prior to applying for your rebate.

Visit RMLD to access the ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program Guidelines.

RMLD offers no-cost Home Energy Assessments to residential customers who have electric heat and are interested in implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures. The assessment consists of an evaluation of your home to identify efficiency measures that will help conserve energy and lower your electric bill. Information about RMLD’s various residential rebate programs is also provided.

Please contact RMLD’s provider, Energy New England, at 888-772-4242 to request a Home Energy Assessment or SIGNUP today.

Natural gas heated homes can get a free home energy assessment once every other year from MassSave (866-527-7283). This is the entry step to their very generous rebate programs

Help the environment, and reduce your electricity bill by buying high efficiency LED lightbulbs and advanced power strips at a discounted rate through RMLD’s online store.

Visit RMLD to access the online store.

RMLD’s Electric Vehicle Pilot Program offers a rebate on the lease or purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle:
Electric Vehicle Type New Used
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle PLUS (PHEV+)* $1,000
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) $1,500 $1,500
*PHEV+ is a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with an on-board battery capacity greater than 10 kWh The Pilot Program runs from June 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018. Customers must take delivery of the vehicle during the pilot period in order to qualify. Please view the Program Guidelines, and download an Application.
EV Level 2 Charger   
Networked or “Smart”100% of equipment costs up to $500  
Non-Networked$100 

Please visit RMLD’s EV rebates website to read the Program Guidelines and download an Application.

What is Shred the Peak?

Peak demand occurs when the highest level of electricity is consumed in a region. Peak electricity is expensive and affects power supply costs, which in turn impacts all customer bills. RMLD’s Shred the Peak campaign is an effort to collectively reduce RMLD’s electricity use during peak demand in order to control costs and keep rates affordable. RMLD issues Shred the Peak alerts to notify customers when a peak is predicted, and asks customers to take simple steps to conserve electricity during the predicted peak window. Watch a short video to learn more about Shred the Peak.

RMLD’s system has a monthly and annual peak. Typically, the annual peak occurs between June and August on a hot weekday afternoon between 2 pm and 7 pm.

Here’s how you can help Shred the Peak:

  1. Know when peak demand is predicted
  2. Conserve during the predicted peak
    • Turn off lights and electronics
    • Postpone using washers, dryers, and dishwashers
    • In the summer, raise the temperature setting on air conditioners by a few degrees (i.e. from 70 to 74), delay using pool pumps, and cook dinner on the grill

RMLD will email and tweet to notify you when peak demand is predicted. To ensure the actual peak is captured, peak demand will be predicted multiple times.

RMLD offers a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate that could reduce your payments by 10%-20% per month. The TOU rate encourages customers to minimize electricity use during on-peak hours (noon – 7pm, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays) by offering a discounted rate for use during off-peak hours. Shifting power use to off-peak hours helps RMLD stabilize rates and sustain reliability for all customers. For more details or to take advantage of the TOU rate option, call 781-942-6598 to speak with a Customer Service Specialist.

Residential

Customers who install solar panels, wind generators, or other renewable energy systems in their home may be eligible for RMLD rebates of up to $2,000. Certain restrictions apply. Contact RMLD’s Integrated Resources Division at 781-942-6516 to learn more.

To apply for rebates, visit RMLD’s Customer Rebate Portal. Please be sure to review program guidelines (below) prior to applying for your rebate.

Visit RMLD to access the Residential Renewable Energy Rebate Program Guidelines.

Once completed, applications and supporting materials can be uploaded to the Customer Rebate Portal to accompany the rebate application:

Commercial

Commercial customers that install solar panels, wind generators, or other renewable energy systems on company property may be eligible for RMLD rebates of up to 50% of a project’s cost, not to exceed $50,000 per year. Certain restrictions apply. Contact RMLD’s Integrated Resources Department to learn more.

To apply for rebates, visit RMLD’s Customer Rebate Portal. Please be sure to review program guidelines (below) prior to applying for your rebate.

Visit RMLD to access the Commercial Renewable Energy Rebate Program Guidelines, the Interconnection Application, and the Certificate of Completion.

Participate in solar without installing any panels!

RMLD’s Community Shared Solar (CSS) program, Solar Choice, allows customers who want to support locally produced clean energy the opportunity to share in the benefits of a large solar system installed within RMLD’s service territory. This program is perfect for customers who aren’t able to or don’t wish to install solar panels on their own home or business.

Participating customers share in both the costs and the benefits of Solar Choice. RMLD customers enrolled in the program pay a monthly fee for costs associated with the program. Participating customers are expected to begin receiving credits on their bill starting in the second year.

Available Programs:

 Solar ChoiceSolar Choice Business
Available to:All CustomersCommercial, Industrial, and Municipal Customers
Initial monthly fee*:$5$25
Returns beginning:Year 2Year 2
Estimated net return over 10 years:$300$1,500

*Reviewed and adjusted every six months based on actual project performance.

Solar Choice 1 was powered on in June of 2017. Solar Choice 2 was powered on in February of 2018. Both projects are fully enrolled. To add your name to the Solar Choice wait-list, fill out the Solar Choice Sign-Up Form.

Please consider RMLD’s Solar Choice Program. It’s a great way to save money while supporting clean and renewable solar power that is generated in your community!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact RMLD’s Customer Service at 781-942-6598 or energyrmld@rmld.com.

More About Solar Choice:

RMLD offers a financial incentive to qualifying commercial, industrial, and municipal customers that conduct a commercial energy audit.

Qualifying customers are eligible for a rebate of up to one-third of the cost of an energy audit. If the customer implements energy efficiency measures recommended by the audit, then they are eligible for a rebate of an additional one-third of the cost of the audit.

Certain conditions apply, and pre-approval is required. Please contact RMLD’s Integrated Resources Department at 781-942-6598 for more information.

The Lighting Retrofit Program is for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers that reduce energy consumption by installing high-efficiency lighting within existing fixtures. All equipment must be Design Light Consortium (DLC) listed. This program reimburses 50% of eligible costs up to $25,000 per year.

To apply for rebates, visit RMLD’s Customer Rebate Portal. Please be sure to review program guidelines (below) prior to applying for your rebate.

Visit RMLD to access the Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program Guidelines, the Product Incentives Table, and the DLC Searchable Database.

The Energy Initiative Rebate Program is for commercial, industrial, and municipal customers that reduce energy consumption by replacing large, high-energy consuming equipment, such as chillers, conveyors, and industrial ovens, with ENERGY STAR rated or other energy efficient equipment. Please contact RMLD to find out if your business is eligible for this rebate. To qualify, customers must work with RMLD to document how the proposed changes will generate power, reduce peak load, and/or decrease overall monthly energy consumption. This incentive is capped at a maximum of 50% of a specific project’s cost and has a limit of $50,000 per year.

To apply for rebates, visit RMLD’s Customer Rebate Portal. Please be sure to review program guidelines (below) prior to applying for your rebate.

Visit RMLD to access the Commercial Energy Initiative Rebate Program Guidelines.

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    Mansfield, MA 02048
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