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Whether you are a new business in Holyoke or a longtime customer looking to save on your energy bills, HG&E is here to help. Below is a list of resources and tips for commercial customers to help you pursue various energy efficiency and electrification incentives. 

COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDITS: Gain insight into ways to reduce your building's energy use by receiving an energy audit for your commercial property. 

COMMERCIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM: Financial assistance at 0% interest for qualifying energy efficiency projects.

PACE FINANCING: The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is now available to finance the costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for commercial & industrial buildings, non-profits, and multi-family buildings (with 5 or more units). Long-term financing of up to 20 years is available, and the repayment term is based on the project's projected energy cost savings. Through PACE, loans are tied to the property and collected through the property's municipal tax bill. PACE is administered by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment). Please contact Julie Cowan at MassDevelopment for more information (Phone: 857-270-3652, Email: 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISCOUNTS: New commercial and industrial customers in Holyoke can receive a 10% discount on electric and natural gas bills for three years. 

PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNT: All customers who pay their bill in full within 15 days of receipt receive 10% discount on their bill.

HG&EV - ELECTRIC VEHICLE EDUCATION AND INCENTIVES: Learn about electric vehicles (EVs), charging equipment and infrastructure, and currently available incentives for commercial properties on our new HG&EV website.

MASSACHUSETTS ALTERNATIVE PORTFOLIO STANDARD: Through this program, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) provides the owners of qualifying alternative energy systems with Alternative Energy Certificates (AECs), which can be sold in to the market to receive a financial incentive. System types include qualifying air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar hot water systems, biomass heating systems, waste-to-energy systems, CHP, fuel cells and flywheel storage. The DOER encourages system owners to take advantage Aggregators who can manage the qualification process through the DOER, as well as the marketing and sale of the system owner's AECs. Please click here for a list of aggregators on the DOER's website. 

Questions? If you have any questions about the information above, please contact Michael Curtin, Technical Support Engineer - Key Accounts. Phone: (413) 536-9319. Email:

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