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Demand Response

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Heating & Cooling
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Process Equipment
  • Sustainability

Get paid to help reduce strain on the grid and keep carbon emissions and energy costs low for everyone.

Key Features

Demand response helps relieve strain on the electrical grid by telling participating customers to reduce their energy use at times of peak demand. This extends 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 participating in demand response, your business can earn incentives for helping reduce carbon emissions and keep energy costs low. 

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.

Commercial, industrial or municipal customers of all sizes are eligible to participate.

For more information or other questions contact your utility below:

Eversource

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.

Key Features

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

Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Commercial Clothes Washers
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Process Equipment
  • Rebates

Make your laundry facility work for your bottom line. Purchase an energy-saving ENERGY STAR® model for your next commercial clothes washer and earn a $200 rebate for each qualifying machine. And, get high performance with every load!

Key Features

Thanks to the latest cutting-edge features, ENERGY STAR certified commercial clothes washers provide some of the best laundry performance possible. Better yet, they lower your energy and water costs.

Now you can get high-performance machines without paying a premium price. Through the Energy Efficiency Fund, you can qualify for a rebate of $200 per unit. And finding the right energy-saving equipment is easy.  We work with ENERGY STAR to find the most energy-efficient technologies available.

ENERGY STAR certified commercial clothes washers offer increased capacity, which allows you or your residents to do fewer loads. Some energy-efficient clothes washers can wash over 20 pounds of laundry at once, compared to 10-15 pounds for a standard top-loader. That’s almost two loads for one wash. And since they are designed without an agitator, they are easier on fabrics than conventional top-load washers.

Applying is easy. Just check the application for specifics on qualifying commercial clothes washers. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Make a smart choice and upgrade your commercial clothes washers now.

Call 1-844-342-4575 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Getting started is easy. 

Step 1 -

Work with your appliance supplier to find the eligible energy-efficient appliances that work best for you.

Step 2 -

Apply for your rebate.

We encourage you to apply online - the quickest way to obtain your rebate!

Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI

For mail-in rebates, submit your rebate application with required documentation. Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts paid directly to customers. 

Call 1-844-342-4575 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Rebates are available to Eversource or UI commercial and industrial customers and to CNG, SCG and Eversource industrial, commercial and institutional customers on firm gas rates.

Equipment must be installed in the service territory of the participating utility.

Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible.

Eligible systems are ENERGY STAR certified equipment.

See the rebate application on your utility website below for full rebate and product requirements. Other terms and conditions may apply. Link to your utility below:

Eversource    UI

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.

Call 1-844-342-4575 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Natural Gas Water Heating Rebate

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Gas Water Heating
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Process Equipment
  • Rebates

With efficiencies of up to 85 percent or more, installing high-efficiency natural gas water heating equipment is a smart way for businesses to save gas and cut energy costs. Rebates let you enjoy the energy-saving benefits without paying a premium price.

Key Features

When it comes to high-efficiency natural gas water heating equipment, you have two great choices. A high-efficiency domestic storage unit provides better insulation, heat traps and more efficient burners than traditional models. An on-demand (tankless) domestic water heater provides hot water when you need it without the use of a storage tank. Both are capable of reaching thermal efficiencies of 85 percent or more.

With an on-demand, or tankless water heater, the gas burner is activated by the flow of water whenever a hot water faucet is turned on. The water heater delivers a constant supply of hot water until the faucet is turned off. No water is stored, so standby heat losses are low. These water heaters can be installed centrally or at the point of use.

Commercial water heaters can consume a considerable amount of energy, accounting for about 16 percent of the total energy load in food service and health care facilities and more than 30 percent in hotels. Upgrading to a higher-efficiency water heater can result in recognizable energy savings.

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund enables you to install high-performance natural gas water heating equipment without a premium price. Rebates for qualifying equipment make it affordable to save energy and improve comfort and performance. Whether you’re replacing old equipment or installing it in new construction, you'll save money up front.

Call 1-844-342-4575 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Getting started is easy.

Step 1 -

Work with your HVAC contractor to install a qualifying energy-efficient unit that works best for you. Refer to the rebate application website for details on qualifying units and pre-approval requirements. Pre-approval before installation from your participating utility will be required if the rebate total is greater than $7,500.

Step 2 -

We encourage you to apply online - the quickest way to obtain your rebate!

Click the link to your natural gas utility below:

CNG      SCG    Eversource

 

For mail-in rebates, submit your rebate application with required documentation. Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts paid directly to customers.

Rebates are available to industrial, commercial and institutional customers on firm gas rates. Equipment must be installed in the service territory of CNG, SCG or Eversource.

Eligible systems are commercial and industrial high-efficiency gas heating equipment. Steam boilers are not eligible. Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible.

Starting the process is easy. Click the link to your utility below:

CNG (via UI)      SCG (via UI)     Eversource

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.

Call 1-844-342-4575 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Energy Conscious Blueprint

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Various levels of incentive available
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Lighting
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Process Equipment

Maximize your new facility’s energy performance by planning for efficiency from the beginning. With help from Eversource and the United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (The Companies), businesses can receive support incorporating energy savings into their new construction and building renovation projects.

Key Features

With the new financial incentives and technical assistance available, customers and design teams have access to valuable resources for making smart energy decisions that deliver cost savings and better building performance for the future.

Financial incentives are designed to offset the cost of purchasing and installing energy-efficient electric and natural gas equipment. Combining both opportunities, when appropriate, allows you to maximize energy cost savings. Energy efficiency is a proven way to reduce the cost of doing business. 

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

Engage with us early on in your project to optimize energy efficiency. With project paths suited to a range of facilities and different levels of energy efficiency measures, there is a pathway for every project. Click the links below for more information about each path, or click here for an overview of the program. 

Path 1: Zero Net Energy (ZNE)/Deep Energy Savings

Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for ZNE, ZNE Ready, very low energy use intensity (EUI) and Passive House projects. 

View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 1 for more information.

Path 2: Whole Buildings EUI Reduction

Comprehensive technical expertise and financial incentives for meeting EUI reduction goals. 

View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 2 for more information.

Path 3: Whole Buildings Streamlined

Prescriptive incentives for incorporating energy equipment into projects that are small, simple, fast- moving, or projects in advance design. Incentives are qualified individually for each energy efficiency system/piece of equipment proposed.

View the Memorandum of Understanding for Path 3 for further details.

Path 4: Systems

Prescriptive rebates are available for incorporating smaller energy efficient measures into projects. The Prescriptive / Custom incentives are qualified individually for each energy efficiency system/piece of equipment proposed.

Contact your utility directly or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to get started.

Eversource and UI are introducing a new initiative, Sustainable Office Design (SOD), to deliver integrated technical solutions for the leased commercial office market. The SOD program promotes and offers incentives for well‐thought-out, innovative, and controls‐rich lighting designs for tenant improvement (TI) projects. Please see the SOD one pager for a program overview.

Benefits of Program Elements to Building Owners/Tenants:

  1. Simple and predictable $1/square foot (sf) incentive for budgeting and planning purposes
  2. Opportunity to overcome building owner/tenant split-incentive with utility incentive that can be assigned to the stakeholder that pays for the TI fit-out
  3. Quick 1-month turnaround application review timeline that aligns with TI projects
  4. Energy savings from pre-approved lighting and controls performance targets
     
Technical Design Criteria for SOD Incentive: Resulting Benefits from SOD:
  • Minimum Space Requirement: 7,500 sf
  • Open Office Component: ≥40 percent
  • Partition Heights: ≤48 inches
  • Lighting Power Density: ≤.60 watts/sf
  • Control Density: ≤250 sf/control point
  • Higher Energy and Operational Savings
  • Contributes to LEED and ENERGY STAR Certification
  • Shows Leadership in Sustainability Goals
  • Higher Tenant Productivity & Satisfaction
  • Higher Building Occupancy & Rental Rates

Benefits of Program Elements to Designers:

  1. Helps prevent value-engineering of efficient lighting and control systems
  2. Flexible approach enables creativity in design and does not limit technology options - a target level of performance must be met, but the means of doing so is not prescribed
  3. Quick turnaround of application review
  4. Offers competitive advantage to design firms who bring SOD incentive dollars to prospective clients
  5. Provides a Lighting Designer Incentive equal to 20 percent of the total incentive amount (up to $15,000)*

 Steps to Apply

Step 1 - 

Make sure your project is eligible. Review and complete the Sustainable Office Design Program application.

Step 2 - 

Submit your completed application to your utility.

Eversource     UI

* Note: Only lighting designers who have obtained LC, CLEP CLD certification, or are current members of IALD are eligible. The lighting designer must design, engineer, or install, and not profit solely from the sale of the lighting.

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