Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program (Connecticut)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Refrigerators, Data Center Equipment, Any energy efficient equipment that creates demand savings during summer and winter peak hours|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Up to 100% of project cost|
|Eligible System Size||Not specified|
|Funding Source||Connecticut Ratepayers Federally-Mandated Congestion Charges|
|Program Budget||Not specified|
Note: Contact the program administrator before making investment decisions; this program requires pre-approval.
Connecticut electricity customers that install energy efficiency equipment and reduce their energy use during peak hours may be eligible for a rebate based on the amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved during peak hours. Any customer in Connecticut, whether building a new facility or retrofitting an existing facility, is eligible to apply. The key consideration for qualifying is that the customer's proposed energy efficiency retrofits or new building plans must result in energy savings during the winter peak (5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in December and January) and summer peak (1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in June, July and August).
Examples of energy-efficient technologies that could qualify include lighting and lighting controls, HVAC systems, refrigeration, motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs) and energy efficient improvements to overall manufacturing processes or data centers. Examples of "ideal" customers include retail facilities, two-shift manufacturing/industrial facilities, parking garages, hospitals, and other facilities with long hours of operation. Businesses, non-profits, and government facilities interested in applying should review the program web site above for more information.
The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (now the Public Utility Regulatory Authority) designated Ameresco, an independent energy company, to manage this program, which is intended to save five megawatts (MW) of electricity. The program is funded by a federally-mandated congestion charge.
|Contact Name||Larry Kata|
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