Vineyard Power announces sustainable energy partnership 

A building in Vineyard Haven with solar panels. —Eunki Seonwoo

Vineyard Power announced in a press release that it has been selected, in partnership with the Island towns, to participate in the 2023–24 Community First Partnership by the sponsors of Mass Save. Vineyard Power is one of nine community partner teams to participate in this initiative. 

The partnership will help Islanders access incentives for energy efficiency upgrades, such as insulation improvements and heat-pump installations. 

“In 2020, all six Island towns adopted a resolution to become 100 percent renewable by 2040,” Thamiris Marta, energy transition coordinator of Vineyard Power, said in the release. “As a Community First Partner of Mass Save, Vineyard Power has been working with homeowners, renters, and small businesses toward achieving their energy efficiency goals as a critical first step in transitioning to a renewable Martha’s Vineyard.”

According to the release, Vineyard Power will work with Cape Light Compact, the local Mass Save sponsor, to provide energy-saving efficiency solutions to all residents, small businesses, houses of worship, and local nonprofits. Additionally, Vineyard Power also aims to increase participation among renters and landlords, residents with limited to no English proficiency, low- to moderate-income households, and small businesses through targeted outreach. 

Participants will receive a no-cost energy assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities, such as heating and cooling equipment upgrades and insulation. Through the program, sponsors will offer up to all of the cost of approved upgrades. Participants can also receive various energy-saving products for free, like water-saving devices and programmable thermostats. 

Vineyard Power stated several goals, including hosting numerous outreach events in the Island towns, enrolling new Vineyard residents for home energy assessments, distributing information about energy efficiency programs to small businesses, and distributing information to environmental justice communities.

Those interested in receiving a cost-free energy assessment can visit, or call 508-504-9508.