About Energize Connecticut

Dedicated to Empowering Connecticut Citizens to Make Smart Energy Choices

Empowering Connecticut to Make Smart Energy Choices

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 Connecticut 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’s Partners:

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) works to advance the efficient use of energy; reduce air pollution and negative environmental impacts; and promote economic development and energy security.

CEEF supports a variety of programs that provide financial incentives to help Connecticut consumers reduce the amount of energy used in their homes and businesses. CEEF 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 Connecticut 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.

The legislation creating the Energy Efficiency Fund and Board can be found at: Public Acts 11-80 Section 33 and 13-298 Section 16.

The legislation creating a conservation and load management fund for municipal electric companies is Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-233y.

Energy Efficiency Board 2014 Programs and Operations Report

The Energy Efficiency Board 2014 Programs and Operations Report is now available. This annual report highlights 2014 achievements and details the steps that the Energy Efficiency Fund has taken to fulfill its primary objective: empowering all of our state’s residents and businesses to use energy more efficiently.

Energy Efficiency Board Materials, & Documents

Please visit the Energy Efficiency Board section for Energy Efficiency Board materials and documents.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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.

Click here to visit the DEEP website

The Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank (“the Green Bank”) was established by the Governor and Connecticut’s General Assembly on July 1, 2011 through Public Act 11-80 as a quasi-public agency that supersedes the former Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. As the nation’s first state “Green Bank”, the Connecticut Green Bank leverages public and private funds to accelerate the growth of green energy in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Green Bank’s mission is to:

  • Develop innovative programs to finance and support green energy investment in residential, municipal, small business and larger commercial projects
  • Support financing or other expenditures that promote investment in green energy sources to foster the growth, development and commercialization of green energy sources and related enterprises
  • Stimulate demand for green energy and the deployment of green energy sources within the state that serves end-use customers in the state
  • Lead the green bank movement by accelerating private investment in clean energy deployment for Connecticut to achieve economic prosperity, create jobs, promote energy security and address climate change

Click here to visit the Connecticut Green Bank website.


Partner Utilities

For more than a decade, Connecticut has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for energy efficiency.

Since 1998, Connecticut’s energy-efficiency programs have helped small and large businesses, homeowners and renters, and state and local governments manage their energy use and costs. These programs and services are administered and delivered by Connecticut’s electric and gas utilities, which provide the energy expertise to help their customers save energy and money.  Funding comes from customers through the Combined Public Benefits Charge on their electric bill and through a conservation charge included in natural gas rates.

Electric Company Partners

Eversource

Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns and provides natural gas to 220,000 customers in 71 communities in Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,000 employees to build a single, united company around the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. 

The United Illuminating

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.

Gas Company Partners

Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation

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.

Eversource

Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns and provides natural gas to 220,000 customers in 71 communities in Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,000 employees to build a single, united company around the mission of delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. 

Southern Connecticut Gas Company

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.

Our Partners

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