Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Smart Energy Questions


Review these frequently asked questions or submit a question of your own to learn more about how smart energy choices can pay off for your organization, your community and all of us in Connecticut.



 


Q: Do you have programs for schools?

A: In a world of shrinking school budgets, we understand that every dollar counts. Investing in energy efficiency can deliver immediate savings that you can redirect to the classroom. Energize Connecticut can help you prioritize improvements and identify funding resources to make your energy efficiency and renewable energy projects affordable. We offer cash incentives, financing options, and full-service programs, including the Operations and Maintenance program, which can help you identify energy-saving process improvements. For more information, please visit the Education page. You may also be interested in learning about https://www.eesmarts.com/" target=_blank>eeSmarts, an energy efficiency and clean, renewable education initiative for Connecticut’s Grade PreK-12 classrooms, and other learning opportunities that we sponsor, and the SmartLiving Center, a part science museum, part hands-on activity center that hosts schools from across the state.


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Q: Our budget is tight, what can we do?

A: We understand that many organizations operate on a tight budget. Our programs offer financial incentive strategies to help you offset the cost of purchasing and installing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. To learn more, please visit the Rebates and Financing page.


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Q: Are there ways for my organization to support renewable energy without investing in a solar system for our building?

A: Yes. The CTCleanEnergyOptions program provides you with a way to support clean, renewable energy without the need to invest in a solar energy system for your building. This program lets you choose a clean energy product through your electric utility for a small surcharge on your electric bill. If you decide to participate, your organization will continue to receive service and billing from your current utility company, and your selected clean energy supplier will ensure that clean energy is delivered into the electric system in an amount matching your electricity usage. To learn more, please visit the CTCleanEnergyOptions page.


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