Here to help your business save.

Cape Light Compact works with different vendors to offer comprehensive assessments and programs to businesses based on the amount of electricity (kWh) used on an annual basis.

Below you will find the various categories of customers based on annual usage or type of property. To view information about each category please open the drop-down box.

For any questions about these programs, please refer to the contact information within each category or call 1-800-797-6699. You may also email us at efficiency@capelightcompact.org.

You can also check out our Commercial Frequently Asked Questions and Case Studies page for more information.

Looking for information on multi-family housing? Check out our Home Assessments page.
Looking for information for Municipalities? Check out our Energy Efficiency for Municipalities page.

Small Businesses - using less than 100,000 kWh per year

The Small Business Program provides free energy assessments that offer information on energy savings measures ranging from quick low-cost
improvements, to longer-term upgrades on your existing building. The resulting energy action plan indicates costs and savings related to specific energy efficiency improvements.

Who is eligible?

Any business that uses less than 100,000 kWh per year and has an active Eversource electric account may participate in this program. In addition, we have special offerings for tenants and non-profit agencies which can be found below.

How does it work?

  1. Call 1-800-797-6699 to sign up for a free comprehensive energy assessment of your building.
  2. The Compact's energy specialist will visit your building, evaluate to see what energy efficiency improvements could be made and then produce a report of any recommended measures.

What incentives are available?

When applicable, during the assessments sites will receive the following energy savings measures at no cost:

  • Efficient screw-in lamps to replace inefficient lamps463A3157
  • Aerators
  • Showerheads and spray valves
  • Smart Strips

In addition, the following list of measures (with applicable incentives) may be assessed at the time of the assessment.

Cape Light Compact covers up to 80% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact covers up to 50% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact offers customized financial incentives for these measures
LED Fixtures After-Market Outdoor Reset Controls Chillers
Lighting Controls Energy Management System Daylighting
Occupancy Sensor Controls Energy Recovery Ventilator Dynamic Deadband Controls
Refrigeration Controls Envelope & Thermal Shell Economizers
Thermostats Heat Recovery Ventilator Furnaces
Vending Machine Controls Kitchen Hood Controls Pool Heaters
Walk-in & Freezer ECMs Pool Covers Rack Heat Recovery
Walk-in Economizers Pool Pumps
Rack Upgrades
Variable Speed Drives

If you have an existing refrigerator or freezer, you could receive $50 for recycling it! Please call 877-889-4761 to schedule a pickup or sign up online.

Non-Profit Offer

Cape Light Compact recognizes that some charitable non-profit organizations may not be able to make energy efficiency improvements to buildings that they own. The Compact is offering enhanced incentives up to 100% for recommended improvements to 100 eligible non-profits per year for 2016-2018.

Who is eligible?

  • Non-profit must own the building or have an eligible long-term lease. Please contact Cape Light Compact for details.
  • Non-profit must provide a copy of charitable 501(c)3 status and have been in operation for at least 5 years on Cape Cod and/or Martha’s Vineyard
  • Annual electric usage for all accounts on the site did not exceed 100,000 kWh in the prior twelve months, and the active electric account must be in the non-profit’s name
  • Non-profit must provide documentation for the applicable category:
    • Unrestricted Annual Operating Revenue of less than $15 million for:
      • Organizational purpose to provide service to low-income (defined as up to 60% of state median income) population
    • Unrestricted Annual Operating Revenue of less than $2 million for: Organizational purpose to provide one of the following:
      • Promotion and advancement of economic development
      • Social services that are open to all members of the public
      • Cultural services that increase access to arts, science, history, and heritage
  • Please note that customers that qualify for this enhanced incentive cannot participate in the financing option through Cape Light Compact.

How does it work?

  1. Fill out the application and send the completed form and information to Cape Light Compact (mailing and email info on the form).
  2. Staff will review the application and provide notification of acceptance (if applicable).
  3. An energy assessment will then be completed on your building to determine what energy efficiency opportunities may be available.
Tenant Offer

Cape Light Compact recognizes that micro businesses that rent their place of business may not be able to make energy efficiency improvements. To help make these upgrades more affordable, the Compact is offering enhanced incentives (up to 95%) to eligible tenants.

Who is eligible?

  • Annual electric usage for all accounts on the site does not exceed 30,000 kWh in the prior 12 months, and the electric account must be in the tenant’s name.
  • An energy assessment has been completed within the last 12 months. If you have not had an assessment, please call the Compact at 1-800-797-6699 to sign up.
  • Business must have occupied its current location for more than 12 months (36 months if the lease is now month to month).
  • Business must have 12 months or more remaining on its current lease (if applicable).
  • The business must be an unrelated party to the owner of the building except for its relationship as a tenant. Both the tenant and the building owner must execute the application.
  • Note: Customers that qualify for this incentive cannot participate in the financing option offered through Cape Light Compact.

How does it work?

  1. Call Cape Light Compact at 1-800-797-6699 to sign up for a free energy assessment, or to indicate your interest in the enhanced incentive if you have already had an assessment.
  2. At the time of the assessment receive an application that will need to be completed to confirm the incentive level.
Financing Offer

Cape Light Compact, in conjunction with its vendor RISE Engineering, is offering a no-interest financing option to eligible small business customers (with annual usage less than 100,000 kWh or less), to make energy efficiency improvements that have been recommended through an energy assessment. This financing is available through RISE Engineering and can be repaid in up to 12 monthly installments directly to RISE.

How does it work?

  1. Call 1-800-797-6699 to schedule a free energy assessment of your building.
  2. Obtain an application for financing from energy specialist and complete application for eligibility review.

Medium Businesses - using more than 100,000 kWh up to 1.5 million kWh per year

The Medium Business Program is designed to provide comprehensive information, energy assessments and energy efficiency incentives in an effort to assist and encourage customers to retrofit their existing businesses with cost-effective energy efficiency measures by industry segment (grocery, restaurant, hotel/motel, etc.). However, any medium commercial customer who contacts the Compact for an assessment will be served, regardless of type.

Who is eligible?

Any business that uses between 100,001 kWh and 1.5 million kWh per year is eligible to participate in the medium business program. We also have specific packages for businesses in the grocery (which also includes convenience and liquor stores) and hospitality (restaurant and lodging) industry segments. More information can be found below by clicking on the arrow.

How does it work?

  1. Call 1-800-797-6699 to sign up for a free comprehensive energy assessment of your building.
  2. The Compact's energy specialist will visit your building, evaluate to see what energy efficiency improvements could be made and then produce a report of any recommended measures.

What incentives are available?

When applicable, during the assessments sites will receive the following energy savings measures at no cost:

  • Efficient screw-in lamps to replace inefficient lamps
  • Aerators
  • Showerheads and spray valves

In addition, the following list of measures (with applicable incentives) may be assessed at the time of the assessment.

Cape Light Compact covers up to 80% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact covers up to 50% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact offers customized financial incentives for these measures
LED Fixtures After-Market Outdoor Reset Controls Chillers
Lighting Controls Energy Management System Daylighting
Occupancy Sensor Controls Energy Recovery Ventilator Dynamic Deadband Controls
Refrigeration Controls Envelope & Thermal Shell Economizers
Thermostats Heat Recovery Ventilator Furnaces
Vending Machine Controls Kitchen Hood Controls Pool Heaters
Walk-in & Freezer ECMs Pool Covers Rack Heat Recovery
Walk-in Economizers Pool Pumps
Rack Upgrades
Variable Speed Drives

If you have an existing refrigerator or freezer, you could receive $50 for recycling it! Please call 877-889-4761 to schedule a pickup or sign up online.

Grocery

Grocery, convenience and liquor stores are among the most energy-intensive businesses to operate. Cape Light Compact is offering a special program toGrocery-Trifold-5-26(A)-WEB_cover help these stores take advantage of energy efficiency incentives and measures that are specific to this industry. This program will help to improve your store, your operations, and your sales.

In addition to the energy-saving measures (above) that are installed at no cost, when applicable, the following table represents various tiered options that may be available.

Cape Light Compact covers up to 80% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact covers up to 50% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact offers customized financial incentives for these measures
LED Fixtures After-Market Outdoor Reset Controls Chillers
Lighting Controls Energy Management System Daylighting
Refrigeration Controls Energy Recovery Ventilator Dynamic Deadband Controls
Thermostats Envelope & Thermal Shell Economizers
Heat Recovery Ventilator Furnaces
Kitchen Hood Controls Rack Heat Recovery
Rack Upgrades
Variable Speed Drives

To get started on your path to saving energy and money, call 1-800-797-6699 to schedule your free assessment.

Lodging

Lodging businesses and restaurants are an essential component of the regional economy. These businesses have a variety of special energy needs to Hospitality-Trifold-5-26(B)-WEB_coverensure the comfort of their customers and the efficiency of their operations. Cape Light Compact is offering a special program to help these businesses take advantage of energy efficiency incentives and measures that are specific to this industry. This program will help your business benefit from energy savings, improved comfort, and reduced energy bills.

In addition to the energy-saving measures (above) that are installed at no cost, when applicable, the following table represents various tiered options that may be available.

Cape Light Compact covers up to 80% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact covers up to 50% of the cost of these measures Cape Light Compact offers customized financial incentives for these measures
LED Fixtures Energy Management System Boiler/Burner Controls
Lighting Controls Envelope & Thermal Shell Chillers
Occupancy Sensors Kitchen Hood Controls Demand Controlled Ventilation
Refrigeration Controls Outdoor Air Temperature Reset Furnaces and Boilers
Thermostats Ozone Laundry Pool Heaters
Walk-in & Freezer ECMs Pool Covers PTAC Controllers
Walk-in Economizers Pool Pumps Rack Heat Recovery
Variable Speed Drives

To get started on your path to saving energy and money, call 1-800-797-6699 to schedule your free assessment.

Large Businesses- using more than 1.5 million kWh per year

The Large Commercial & Industrial Program is designed to provide the Compact's largest private sector, non-municipal government, and chain/franchise customers the tools needed to develop and achieve long-term energy efficiency goals. Technical assistance services and incentives are available for qualified projects.

For more information, please contact Matt Dudley at mdudley@capelightcompact.org or call 508-375-6829.