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Demand Response

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Incentive
Up to $300
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Heating & Cooling
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Process Equipment
  • Sustainability

Smart energy use is not just about how much you use, but when you use it. You could earn rewards for using your smart devices to help lower peak demand, which reduces strain on the grid and keeps carbon emissions and energy costs low for everyone.

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Demand response helps relieve strain on the electrical grid by making small adjustments to Wi-Fi connected devices to reduce energy use during times of peak demand. These adjustments have little to no impact on comfort, but by bringing together the power of thousands of devices we can make a big difference.

Lowering demand helps extend the life of grid infrastructure and reduces the need for replacements and repairs, keeping energy costs low. Times of peak demand are also when carbon emissions are highest because they require additional power generation from dirtier fuels. By enrolling your eligible Wi-Fi connected devices, you can earn incentives for helping reduce carbon emissions and keep energy costs low for everyone.

Step 1

Get started by learning more about ways to participate and incentives offered by your utility:

Eversource ConnectedSolutions

Step 2

Once enrolled, your utility will send out notifications when a peak demand event is expected. All you have to do is reduce your energy use during that period. This can be done manually by doing things like shutting off lights or shifting processes, automatically through a building management system, controlled device, or discharging storage such as a battery, or with the help of a curtailment service provider. Contact Eversource for more information on eligible participation strategies.

Step 3

At the end of the season, in most cases summer or winter, your utility will calculate your incentive, often based on how much you reduced your energy use during events, and sends you a check.

Residential electric customers in Connecticut with eligible devices are eligible to participate.

For more information or questions contact your utility:

Eversource

Low and Moderate Income Solar Energy

 
Type
Home
 
Category
  • Financing

There are many simple and affordable improvements that homeowners can make to save money on their energy bills while making their homes more comfortable and valuable. Connecticut Green Bank has helped more than 19,000 Connecticut residents go solar and homeowners can make their home a high performing home and achieve even deeper savings by combining solar with energy efficiency measures.

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Thought You Couldn’t Afford Solar? Think Again.

Connecticut Green Bank has helped more than 19,000 Connecticut residents go solar and homeowners can make their home a high performing home and achieve even deeper savings by combining solar with energy efficiency measures.

Visit CONNECTICUT SOLAR FOR ALL at www.posigen.com to learn more about saving money by installing solar energy on your house.

FAQs for Your Home

 
Type
Home
 
Category

Being Energy Smart is Easy

Curious about what happens in a home energy assessment? Wondering what your options are as a renter? Find your answers, and others, below.

Q.

What happens during an Home Energy Solutions (HES) visit?

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Triple-Pane Window Rebate

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Rebate
$100 per Window

Installing ENERGY STAR certified triple-pane windows saves you money on your energy bill and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The Department of Energy estimates that you can save $125 to $465 per year just by installing new windows with higher ENERGY STAR ratings.

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Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows will not only reduce your energy bill by an average of 12% per year, but it will also stop cold air from leaking out in the summer and keep heat in during the winter. ENERGY STAR windows increase your home’s comfort year-round and can even reduce UV sun damage to floors, drapes, sentimental photographs and furniture.

Energy-efficient windows are created by putting sheets of glass together with spacers. These multi-layers have air pockets between the panes, which are sealed shut and prevent air from entering or escaping. Once this is complete, the windows are filled with argon, krypton, and other gases, all of which are non-toxic, odorless, and colorless to increase their efficiency.

How We Can Help

Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) are offering a $100 rebate per window for each window replaced with an ENERGY STAR certified triple-pane window.

Refer to the How to Apply for a Rebate and Who is Eligible sections below or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

  1. Purchase ENERGY STAR triple-pane windows with a U-Value of less than or equal to 0.20.
  2. Truthfully and accurately complete a 2020 ENERGY STAR Triple-Pane Replacement Window Rebate Application.
  3. Include a copy of your dated contractor itemized invoice.
  4. Include a copy of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label from each replacement window.
  5. If the rebate will be assigned to the Contractor, the Contractor must include a completed W9 form.
  6. Mail your completed Rebate Package to: EFI-CT 2020 Rebate, P.O. Box 2528, Manchester, CT 06045

Windows in new and old homes are candidates for replacement. Older homes built before the 1980’s usually have single-paned wood windows, which are very inefficient. These windows decrease the overall comfort of your home and increase your energy bills due to air leaks from cracks or disintegrating putty. Even if your home is only 15-25 years old, new windows might be worth the investment. You should at least be making repairs regularly, which might include adding insulation, fixing drafts, or repairing cracks in the frames, but you will need to replace the entire unit eventually. If your home has vinyl or aluminum windows, these can’t be repaired or restored, because they are all one piece. You will need to update these types of windows entirely.

All Eversource and UI residential customers with electrically, natural gas, oil or propane heated homes may be eligible for a rebate towards the purchase of Energy Star Triple-Pane Replacement Windows. Eligible measure(s) must be purchased by December 31, 2021.

Limit: One rebate per residential electric, and/or natural gas account in Eversource or UI. Windows must be installed within the Eversource or UI service areas. Only the Companies’ customers are eligible for these rebates. This rebate may not be combined with any other utility rebate. This rebate may be subject to change without prior notice. The Companies and energy efficiency providers reserve the right to conduct field inspections to verify measure installations.

Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Rebate
$30
  • Appliances & Electronics

If you have a second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer in the garage or basement, you can recycle it at no cost and save.

Save up to $125 per year

A second, inefficient refrigerator or freezer may be costing you up to $125 per year to run. You can now responsibly recycle that refrigerator at no cost. You will save energy and money plus earn a rebate.

A $30 rebate is available to Eversource and United Illuminating electric customers that recycle their second, still working refrigerator or freezer. 

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Eversource and United Illuminating have contracted with ARCA to provide this service. 

Step 1 – Determine your eligibility

Review the “Who is Eligible” section of this web page to determine if your appliance is eligible for no-cost pick up and the rebate.

Step 2 – Schedule your pickup

Customers may call ARCA at 888-997-8892 or schedule online. Have your electric account number handy.

Step 3 – Redeem your rebate

Your rebate check will arrive approximately 6 weeks after your pick up.

  • You must be a valid residential electric account holder of Eversource or United Illuminating.
  • Due to concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19, contactless pickup is available. Customers are asked if the unit works over the phone. ARCA works with the customer to determine the best place for the customer to leave the unit - for example, garage, adjacent to garage, porch or patio. ARCA then picks up the unit from the agreed upon location. In-home pickup is also available. You may choose whichever option you are most comfortable with. 
  • Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and have an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet, which is the standard size for most units.
  • A maximum of two units per electric account per calendar year will be accepted.

If you are looking to purchase a new refrigerator or freezer, remember to look for the ENERGY STAR®

Visit the Appliance and Electronics page to learn more about energy-efficient appliances.

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