Manufacturing Energy Assessment Overview
If you’re a manufacturer, you can request to have a utility-authorized contractor perform an energy assessment of your facility. If eligible, that contractor can then manage the installation of the energy-saving improvements they recommend.
This one-stop service combined with our incentives allows you to get started right away on improvements that save you money in the long run.
If the contractor that performs your energy assessment is paid by your utility company for a portion of it and you pay the rest at the time of completion—that contractor cannot be involved with implementing the assessment’s recommendations.
However, if the contractor does the energy assessment without utility funding, they can implement recommendations from it, and include the cost of the assessment as part of their overall project costs for you.
How Manufacturing Energy Assessments Work ➞
Hundreds of Connecticut businesses have reduced costs through energy-saving improvements to their facilities, and you can too.
We can help you improve your facility’s energy efficiency through operational changes and repairs rather than capital investments. With our Operations & Maintenance program, you'll realize lasting benefits that improve your operation’s overall performance and develop long-term, sustainable energy management strategies.
With the technical and financial assistance, we provide through our Operations & Maintenance program, you can streamline your operations through more efficient energy usage.
Steps to Receive a Manufacturing Energy Assessment ➞
Utility energy experts work with your design professional, contractor, or facilities group to identify opportunities for operations and maintenance improvements at your facility. Based on the findings, we review your proposal and help you assure the savings proposed from those changes.
Operation & Maintenance energy efficiency measures may be eligible for incentives to offset a portion of the installed project cost. When appropriate, we may provide training and outreach to help your in-house personnel maintain energy-efficient improvements over time. Find details of the current incentive structure on your utility’s website.
Utility representatives provide the general and technical support necessary—as determined by the size and complexity of the project—to prepare an agreement for signature before you implement your Operations & Maintenance measures. This agreement details all energy-efficient measures, estimated energy savings, and the proposed incentive amounts.
After the project is completed and the measures are inspected and verified, you will receive your incentive payment.
Each facility is unique, but examples of common energy-saving manufacturing measures include:
- Improvements to compressed air systems, such as repairing leaks or installing solenoid valves that automatically shut off the air supply to machines when they are not running.
- Rewiring of lighting circuits for more efficient control.
- Maintenance of the facility’s energy management system including reprogramming and replacing defective sensors, relays, and actuators.
- Repairs or replacement of defective steam traps.
Manufacturing Energy Assessment Eligibility ➞
Manufacturers of any size in Connecticut are eligible for a Manufacturing Energy Assessment.
Customers who need to identify energy inefficiencies and opportunities with their HVAC and industrial production systems may participate.
This program is not intended for normal preventive maintenance and repetitive procedures or to subsidize major equipment purchases.
Eversource and UI customers on a commercial or industrial rate can participate in electric energy efficiency measures. CNG, SCG, or Eversource customers on a firm commercial or industrial rate can participate in natural gas energy-saving measures.
Starting the process is easy. Call 877-WISE-USE or click the link to your utility below:
Eversource UI CNG SCG
If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information on Manufacturing Energy Assessments.
COVID-19: On-Premise Energy Efficiency Programs ➞
We continue to work in coordination with public health experts and officials and members of the contractor community to discuss how contractors can resume services as quickly and safely as possible. We must continue to make safety the highest priority.
Please visit our Energize CT COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Program Update page for more information and frequently asked questions or visit:
Small Business Energy Advantage
Get a no-cost, no-obligation energy assessment of your small business and manage the installation of the energy-saving improvements with incentives and zero-interest, on-bill payment plans.
Commercial & Municipal Energy Assessments
Receive a no-cost, no-obligation energy assessment of your commercial or municipal facilities and then manage the installation of the recommended energy-saving improvements.