New England Geothermal Professional Association

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

www/  March 2018 message

Hello Ground-Source Heat Pump Stakeholders,

Thank you for your ongoing participating in MassCEC’s Residential Ground-Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Program. Due to recent market changes, MassCEC will reduce its incentive level to $2,000 per 12,000 BTU/hr of capacity from the current $3,500 per 12,000 BTU/hr level.

To provide adequate time for installers and customers to submit applications for outstanding applications, this change will take effect May 4, 2018. Any complete applications submitted prior to that date will be awarded at the current incentive level.

Despite this reduction, MassCEC believes that the total available incentives for residential GSHP installations remain strong due to two recent developments:

In December 2017, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced the expansion of the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS) to include GSHPs and other renewable thermal technologies; and

In February 2018, the 30% Federal Tax Credit (ITC) for GSHPs was reinstated through 2019.


MassCEC is also evaluating its commercial GSHP incentives, but no changes have been finalized. Feel free to reach out with questions. We look forward to continuing to work with you.

Thank you,

The Ground-Source Heat Pump Team

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

63 Franklin St, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Telephone:  617-315-9319









NEGPA appreciates Leslie Nash and Josh Kessler's support

for NEGPA through these past eight years. 

NEGPA thanks Mass CEC for

being a $5000 Platinum Sponsor in 2018.

This allowed a NEGPA subsidized training to occur in February.

17 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Accredited Installers were trained and tested as shown,

by the North American Technician Excellence program

thanks to NEGPA and MassCEC.

Look for more training of Massachusetts Building Inspection Officials next.


Here is information on the Massachusetts Heat Smart program:

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