Millions of dollars in funding are available to Connecticut commercial and industrial utility customers to support energy efficiency upgrades and projects.

Energize Connecticut's new online dashboard highlights funding availability for programs including new construction, new equipment, and retrofit—including process equipment.

Over $11 million is currently available to fund energy efficiency projects while almost $7 million has been committed to spent

Experts at United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., help customers assess and determine project opportunities and related savings.

Energy engineers provide both financial and technical assistance through these incentive programs; helping companies in each step, from energy audits to project installation to incentive check presentations. 

"Nearly one-third of Connecticut's electricity comes from green or renewable sources, mandated by our Renewable Portfolio Standards," says Tom Guerra, who manages CBIA's Energy Connections purchasing program.

"In addition, many of our commercial and industrial customers contribute to energy conservation efforts via energy efficiency upgrades.

"The good news is that UI, CNG, and SCG customers are now able to access millions of dollars worth of incentives designed to support new energy efficiency projects."

Financial Incentives

These financial incentives have allowed hundreds of businesses across Connecticut to improve the efficiency of their facilities' electrical and gas equipment, upgrade operations, and save on annual energy costs.

Savings have been achieved by replacing old or inefficient lighting, HVAC, chillers, motors, system controls, water heaters, and commercial cooking equipment.

The available incentives make projects more affordable, whether the project is new construction, a major renovation or addition, or replacement of aging or ineffective equipment.

Incentives make projects more affordable, whether new construction, a major renovation or addition, or equipment replacement.

"It is our hope that by making it easily accessible for commercial and industrial customers to realize the energy incentives available, they will take advantage of the funds and assistance we can provide," says Elizabeth Murphy, C&I Supervisor at AVANGRID.

"Being informed is critical in the planning process for new construction and retrofit projects, so we want to make sure they know there are ways to make these energy projects more affordable and save on annual utility costs."

Commercial and industrial customers should contact their UI, CNG, or SCG program administrator or call 877.WISE.USE (877.947.3873) to submit project proposals and take advantage of available funding. 

For more information, contact CBIA's Tom Guerra (860.244.1160).