Community Partnership for Energy Efficiency Engagement Initiative (Partnership) seeks to leverage the local knowledge, trusted relationships, and experience of local community groups, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities who are committed to raise awareness and measurable participation in the Sponsors’ energy efficiency offerings within their own communities.
Together, the Connecticut electric and natural gas utilities (Eversource, United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas), as Sponsors of Energize Connecticut, are committed to work with community outreach groups affiliated with a municipality, such as Energy Task Forces, and community outreach groups unaffiliated with a municipality. Our goal in working together is to better familiarize residents and businesses on energy efficiency programs and offers in support of efforts by the Sponsors for a broader reach of energy efficiency engagement and program participation across the state through the Partnership.
Through the Partnership, we seek to emphasize outreach to the following select groups: customers within a distressed community or census block, residents with limited English proficiency, customers who qualify for Home Energy Solutions - Income Eligible, renters in single family homes or multifamily buildings up to 4 units, and small businesses. The Partnership does not replace current and future residential and small business marketing in Connecticut by the Sponsors, but rather aims to provide another layer of marketing and outreach to customers in the select groups mentioned above.
A sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can be found here. Please keep in mind that this is a sample contract and individual contracts with selected parties will be tailored to the project and specific Company in the project area.
A webinar for interested parties was held on Thursday, July 29 at Noon and again at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to review the webinar recording, please follow this link for the noon session recording and follow this link for the 6pm recording. Once you click the link, enter your information via the prompts and the link should automatically begin playing the recording of your choosing. Note that this webinar was delivered on the pretense of the previous application deadline of August 20, 2021. You can also view the webinar slides here.