About Energize Connecticut
Empowering Connecticut to Make Smart Energy Choices
Energize ConnecticutSM is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens 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 Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, 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 Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating customers on their electricity bills through the Combined Public Benefits Charge; and by Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Yankee Gas Services Company customers through a conservation charge included in their rates.
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) works to achieve cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable sources of energy for Connecticut and to ensure Connecticut’s energy security and community prosperity. CEFIA invests its resources in an array of enterprises, initiatives and projects aimed to attract and deploy capital to finance the clean energy goals of Connecticut; develop and implement strategies that lower the cost of clean energy to make it more accessible and affordable to consumers; and reduce reliance on grants, rebates and other subsidies in order to move toward innovative low-cost financing of clean energy deployment. CEFIA is the successor organization to the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) and was created as a part of Public Act 11-80.
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.