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New Hampshire

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Municipal Energy Reduction Fund   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/11/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Not specified, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Local Government
Amount:$5,000 to $400,000
Maximum Incentive:$400,000
Terms:Term range: 3 to 7 years
Interest rate: 2.5% to 4% (varies by loan term)
Funding Source:Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund (RGGI)
Program Budget:$1.5 million
Start Date:3/17/2010
Expiration Date:Not specified
Web Site:

In March 2010, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) launched a revolving loan program to encourage the state’s municipal governments to invest in energy efficiency and alternative energy. A wide variety of energy-efficiency measures and alternative energy technologies are eligible, and the program is customizable, based on a municipality's needs. Loans are typically structured so that payments are made with money yielded by energy savings. The CDFA also will work with municipalities to take advantage of other programs that might be available, including utility incentives and other loan programs. School districts are not eligible for this program.

This program is supported by New Hampshire's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, which receives revenue from carbon dioxide (CO2) auctions held under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), of which New Hampshire is a member.


  Cassandra Bradley
New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
14 Dixon Avenue
Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 717-9114
Web Site:
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