Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Commercial New Construction Rebate Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Commercial New Construction Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: 95% of incremental cost

Lighting: 0.15-0.50/sq. ft. + 5/super T8 fixture
Lighting Occupancy Sensor: 30/controlled fixture
Day Lighting and Dimming: 75% of incremental equipment cost
Motors: 45-700
HVAC and Ground Source Heat Pumps: 50-150/ton
Fan VFDs: 920-1310
Pump VFDs: 1710-4580

Start Date 2011-01-20

Installation Requirements Lighting: 80% of connected project lighting must be of eligible efficiency.

Project must have been signed after 1/1/2009

Maximum Incentive 750,000 per Customer’s Federal Tax ID in all programs

300,000 per metered site or account for all programs
Custom Retrofit: 75% of utility measure cap
Custom New Equipment: 60% of utility measure cap or 40% installed cost
Lighting: 50/fixture
Day Lighting and Dimming: 40% of total installed cost
Rebates will cover up to 100% of the incremental cost of upgrades

Program Administrator UI, CL&P, SCG, CNG, and Yankeegas

References DSIRE[1]


All Connecticut Utilities implement electric and gas efficiency rebate programs funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge through the Energy Efficiency Fund are eligible for Energy Conscious Blueprint Incentives. The Connecticut Light and Power Company, The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankeegas commercial customers can access the Energy Conscious Blueprint Program for new construction and major retrofits.

Custom and prescriptive rebates are available to increase the energy efficiency of non-residential new construction and major renovation projects. The rebates will vary by square footage, capacity and incremental cost. Customer must apply for this program before any construction starts. In addition to these rebates, the Energy Conscious Blueprint Program has a grant component that covers larger capital projects. Utility company energy experts will work with design teams, architects, engineers and contractors to identify energy-saving equipment and tactics for your consideration. Participating organizations maintain complete control over the project. For qualifying projects, these financial incentives can cover up to 100 percent of the incremental cost.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Connecticut Light and Power
Department Customer Service
Address P.O. Box 270
Place Hartford, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06141
Phone (877) 947-3873
Phone 2 (800) 286-2000
Contact Name Roy Haller
Department The United Illuminating Company
Address 157 Church Street, MS1-68
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06510
Phone (203) 499-2025
Phone 2 (800) 722-5584

  • 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)"