Energy Conservation Program
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Carol Mikutel
Program Manager
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The Self Help Energy Conservation Programs encompass a wide array of service that receive funding from both government as well as utility company sources. Current Energy Conservation Programs include:

HEART-WAP (Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program)

HEART-WAP provides heating system repairs and replacement services to homeowners who are Fuel Assistance eligible households. Services include:

  • Energy Education
  • Emergency heating system replacements
  • Burner replacements
  • Oil tank replacements
  • Heating system repairs/clean and tunes

Weatherization Assistance Program

This program provides a variety of weatherization measures to Fuel Assistance eligible households whose income is up to 200% of poverty* and who reside in the Self Help service area. Weatherization is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Trained inspectors and crews install measures aimed at reducing the cost of energy for low income families. The Weatherization Program prioritizes applications according to need:

Group   Points
Elderly   3 points
Handicapped   2 points
Children under six   2 points
High Energy burden   2 points
Native American   1 point

*See chart below

Based on Gross Annual Income Maximum of 200% of poverty level. Income up to 200% of poverty eligible.
Number of household members
200% of Poverty
1
$ 17,960.00
2
$24,240.00
3
$30,520.00
4
$36,800.00
5
$43,080.00
6
$49,360.00
7
$55,640.00
8
$61,920.00
9
$67,889.00
10
$69,333.00

 

 

Mass Electric Program

This program offers Mass Electric customers whose income is at or below 60%of the Median Income and who receive a deliverable fuel such as propane, oil, kerosene, wood, coal, pellets, etc., with up to $4,500 in weatherization measures and heating system needs.

KEY SPAN WAP Program

This program funded by Keyspan offers eligible customers whose income does not exceed 60% of the Median Income and who receive a deliverable fuel such as propane, oil, kerosene, wood, coal, pellets, etc. with up to $4,500 in weatherization measures and heating system needs.

NSTAR AMP Program

This program provides low income customers Energy $$ through Energy Audits and includes free energy saving light bulbs and possible replacement of non-energy efficient refrigerators and freezers to households who are Fuel Assistance eligible.

New England Gas WAP Program

This program is for customers of New England Gas Company who reside in either North Attleboro or Plainville. The program can provide a limited number of households with traditional WAP or HWAP services. Customers must be Fuel Assistance certified.

The Effect of Energy Efficiency on Customers:

Through participation in any one of our Energy Conservation programs, customers can realize:

A reduction in energy costs that average $300 annually.

Safer, affordable and more comfortable homes.

Knowledge of energy efficiency practices.

 

 

 

 
Carol Mikutel
Program Manager
Email: carolc@selfhelpinc.org

Mike Child

HWAP Coordinator
Conservation Specialist