"Beat the Peak!" : Nantucket's Energy Initiatives

The Town of Nantucket Energy Office is committed to pursuing, encouraging, and incentivizing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other innovative energy solutions to decrease summer peak load and defer the need for a costly 3rd undersea transmission cable to Nantucket, which will be disruptive to the island economy, precious land, and sea life. 

As part of the “Beat the Peak!” initiative, these targeted projects and programs are designed to reduce peak energy use during late afternoons and evenings (5-9 pm) during the busy, summer season, as a more sustainable, locally appropriate, and cost-effective alternative to installing a third undersea cable, expected to cost between $75-$100 million to local ratepayers. 

Energy Efficiency


Renewable Energy

  • Local SOLAR Rebate Program:  $2,500 rebate for eligible, residential Solar PV Systems
  • Offshore Wind Energy:  Partnering with Vineyard Power to investigating the feasibility of a direct powerfeed to Nantucket and other community benefits

Energy Storage