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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Connecticut

Name CT Clean Energy Communities
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Small Wind, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 18% by 2020

Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/YourCommunity/CTCleanEnergyCommunities/Communities/tabid/82/Default.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-21
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-18
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


The Clean Energy Communities program, offered by the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, offers incentives for communities that pledge their support for energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy.

In order to participate in the program, a municipality must meet three requirements:

1. The municipality must make the Municipal Energy Efficiency Pledge and reduce municipal building energy consumption 20% from baseline levels by 2018.

2. Commit to the Municipal Clean, Renewable Energy Pledge and purchase 20% of municipal buildings’ energy use by 2018 from renewable sources;

3. Achieve milestones in support of energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy. Communities receive energy efficiency points or renewable energy points depending on the milestones achieved.

Once communities earn 100 energy efficiency points, they are eligible for a Bright Idea Grant ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Once they earn 100 renewable energy points, they are eligible for a clean energy system equivalent to 1 kilowatt (kW) of solar PV.

* Additional criteria apply. See the program web site for details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - CCEF
Department Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Address 865 Brook Street

Place Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06067
Phone (860) 563-0015

Email info@ctcleanenergy.com
Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"