Operations and Maintenance

Financial and technical assistance to improve the efficiency of electrical and gas equipment.

Improve your facility’s electrical and thermal efficiency through operational changes and repairs rather than capital investments.

Develop long-term, sustainable energy management strategies

Energy efficiency is a proven way to reduce the cost of doing business. Hundreds of Connecticut organizations have reduced costs through operations and maintenance improvements in their buildings, and you can, too. Besides improving your bottom line, you’ll be taking action to determine your energy future.

Improve your building’s electrical and thermal efficiency through operational changes and repairs rather than capital investments. You'll realize lasting benefits that improve your operation’s overall performance and develop long-term, sustainable energy management strategies.

Financial and technical assistance through the program helps you make smart energy decisions and take advantage of advanced operation and maintenance practices and technology.

Incentives will help get your project completed the right way, the first time. The energy-saving benefits will continue year after year.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

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.

Please contact your utility below to get started:

Eversource     UI    CNG    SCG*

* Please note the 2015 SCG budget is fully committed.

Step 2 -

The program uses a financial incentive strategy. 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 the energy-efficient improvements over time. Find details of the current incentive structure on your utility’s website.

Step 3 -

Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Services program administrators 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 O&M measures. This agreement details all energy-efficient measures, estimated energy savings and the proposed incentive amounts.

Step 4 -

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 O&M measures include:

  • Improvements to compressed air systems, such as repairing leaks or installing solenoid valves that automatically shut off air supply to machines when they are not running
  • Repairs or conversions of economizers to comparative enthalpy control
  • 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
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Who is Eligible?

All commercial, industrial or municipal customers of any size, including eligible nonprofits, can participate.

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*

* Please note the 2015 SCG budget is fully committed.

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.