What is Energize Connecticut?
Energize ConnecticutSM is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut to make smart energy choices, now and in the future.
We provide Connecticut consumers, businesses, and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state.
It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities. The initiative has funding support from a charge on customer energy bills.
Energize Connecticut Sponsors
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment of Connecticut and making energy cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable for the people and businesses of the State. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy, creating jobs, fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the State. DEEP was established under Public Act 11-80, with the consolidation of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Public Utility Control, and energy policy staff from other areas of state government.
Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship., Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.27 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 249,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 207,000 customers in 56 communities across Connecticut.
Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,200 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally-recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.
The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a New Haven-based regional electric distribution company established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to more than 324,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. UI spearhead's conservation efforts, encourages economic growth, assists area businesses, and funds important charity organizations through established and often one-of-a-kind programs.
Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation conducts natural gas transportation and distribution operations in Connecticut serving approximately 160,000 customers in its service territory of approximately 716 square miles in the Greater Hartford-New Britain area and Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Southern Connecticut Gas Company conducts natural gas transportation and distribution operations in Connecticut serving approximately 178,000 customers in its service territory of approximately 512 square miles along the southern Connecticut coast from Westport to Old Saybrook and includes communities of Bridgeport and New Haven.
The Connecticut Green Bank's mission is to confront climate change and provide all of society a healthier and more prosperous future by increasing and accelerating the flow of private capital into markets that energize the green economy.
The Energy Efficiency Fund supports a variety of programs that provide financial incentives to help Connecticut consumers reduce the amount of energy used in their homes and businesses. Energy Efficiency Fund programs are reviewed by the Energy Efficiency Board, a group of advisors who utilize their experience and expertise with energy issues to evaluate and consult with Connecticut’s electric and natural gas utility companies on how programs should best be structured for and delivered to Connecticut consumers.
The Energy Efficiency Fund is supported by all Eversource and United Illuminating customers on their electricity bills through the Combined Public Benefits Charge; and by Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Eversource customers through a conservation charge included in their rates.
Popular Programs Through The Energize Connecticut Initiative
Home Energy Solutions
One of our most popular programs for Connecticut residents looking to make their homes more energy efficient.
Income Eligible Program
If your household income falls below the 60% level you can receive the Home Energy Solutions - Income Eligible program at no-cost.
Small Business Energy Advantage
A no-cost, no-obligation assessment of your small business' energy use.
Municipal and Community
Energy saving resources for local government and communities.
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