Baker-Polito Administration Launches Energy Savings Website

Clearinghouse for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives

BOSTON – October 25, 2016- The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the
launch of Commonwealth Energy Tool for Savings
(energyCENTS), a web platform for the
Commonwealth’s ratepayers to search available energy saving opportunities. Developed
and launched by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), energyCENTS provides a
single entry point for Massachusetts residents and businesses looking for the energy
rebates, incentives, loans, and tax credits available from MassSave(r), the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other organizations, like the federal government.

«Robust partnerships between ratepayers and federal, state, and private entities
across the Commonwealth have created a host of incentives to reduce energy costs,
usage, and emissions,» said Governor Charlie Baker. «energyCENTS will give
residential and commercial customers alike the opportunity to adopt Massachusetts’
nation leading clean energy and energy efficiency programs.»

«Ratepayers across the Commonwealth save millions on their energy bills annually due
to many of Massachusetts’ energy savings incentives,» said Lieutenant Governor Karyn
Polito. «This online tool will make it even easier for all ratepayers to identify
opportunities to further take advantage of these money-saving measures.»

Currently, there are over 250 incentives and rebates available to Massachusetts
electric and natural gas ratepayers from the state and federal governments and
utility program administrators. energyCENTS is a platform that allows ratepayers,
from residential to commercial and industrial, to search for rebates and incentives
across utilities, entities and applications while refining searches by keywords and
zip codes. Results from energyCENTS searches will direct ratepayers to the rebate or
incentive sponsor’s website for additional information and application.

«Massachusetts is a national leader on clean energy innovation and energy efficiency
programs, saving ratepayers money and reducing emissions,» said Secretary of Energy
and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton. «energyCENTS is a one-stop shop for the
Commonwealth’s ratepayers to take full advantage of the myriad of savings
opportunities offered by the state and federal governments, along with our utility
partners.»

«With the launch of energyCENTS, the Commonwealth continues to lead the nation in
adopting clean energy and energy efficiency programs by streamlining the search
process for ratepayers,» said Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith
Judson. «The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to ongoing collaboration with
public and private partners to enable greater access to clean energy for all
consumers.»

The dynamic web platform provides opportunities from electric vehicles, appliances,
home energy assessments, solar electricity to the latest energy initiatives
available in the Commonwealth. This user-friendly, transparent tool aims to link
energy opportunities to funding sources and Commonwealth ratepayers.

«While the desire to save money on our energy bills is widespread, at times people,
companies, or institutions lack the tools they need to follow through,» stated State
Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell), Chairman of the Joint Committee on
Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. «DOER’s new website aims to solve that
problem – whoever you are, whatever your situation – energyCENTS will provide
answers and direct you to resources to help you secure the greatest amount of
savings possible.»

«This website will help residential and commercial consumers navigate a myriad of
energy products, services and an ever-expanding portfolio of available energy
options,» said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). «From rebates to
retrofits and appliances to apps this Website will help energy users save money,
save time, and lower energy usage.»

«This is a great opportunity for citizens of the Commonwealth to save energy, save
money and help our environment in one convenient location,» said House Minority
Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading).

«I’m excited to see the potential of energyCENTS,» said State Senator Benjamin
Downing (D-Pittsfield). «We are the leader in energy efficiency, but there is so
much more we can do. This will help families, businesses and communities take our
programs to the next level.»