Connecticut Natural Gas - Custom Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Connecticut)
Last modified on September 25, 2013.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Connecticut Natural Gas - Custom Commercial Energy Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, CHP/Cogeneration|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Custom: Incremental cost of energy efficiency upgrades over standard technologies (determined by utility energy experts)|
|Equipment Requirements||To be eligible for replacement, existing equipment must be near the end of its useful lifetime.|
|Maximum Incentive|| Operations and Maintenance incentives will pay for up to 50 percent of the installed cost of the measures.|
Equipment replacement pre-set incentives range from 30 to 50 percent of the installed cost.
|Program Administrator||Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund|
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund supports energy efficiency incentives for commercial, industrial, or municipal customers engaged in construction, renovations, tenant fit-outs, and equipment purchases. Incentives are available for customers of Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankee Gas on a commercial or industrial rate. There are also commercial efficiency programs available for electric customers of Connecticut Light and Power and The United Illuminating Company.
Under the Energy Conscious Blueprint, Energy Opportunities Equipment Upgrade, and Operation and Maintenance Services sections of these non-residential energy efficiency incentives, energy experts are sent by the utility to help with identifying and planning energy efficiency upgrades. The utility energy experts will work with design teams, architects, engineers and contractors and propose cash incentives for each upgrade, but they leave the choice of which measures are taken up to the customer. Experts prepare a Letter of Agreement including measures taken, predicted energy savings, and predicted incentive dollar amount, which will be delivered when measures are implemented and verified. Financial incentives for facility upgrades can be as much as 100% of the incremental cost over less energy efficiency low cost measures.
|Contact Name||Commercial Natural Gas Incentives|
|Department||Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.