Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Small Business Energy Advantage Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Small Business Energy Advantage Program
Incentive Type Utility Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount $500 - $100,000/project

Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund

Maximum Incentive 100,000/project

$500,000/municipality $750,000/Federal Tax ID

Terms Rate: 0%
Repayment: up to 36 months

Must have an average 12-month peak demand between 10 kW and 200 kW

Program Administrator UI and CL&P

References DSIRE[1]


The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund offers financing through electric utility implementation of the Small Business Energy Advantage Program. The combined rebate and loan program offers Connecticut Light and Power's (CL&P) and United Illuminating Company's (UI) small business and industrial customers efficiency improvement loans and rebates for participating facilities. Business customers with an average 12-month peak demand between 10 kilowatts (kW) and 200 kW qualify for rebates; municipal and governmental facilities are also eligible. A utility contractor conducts an energy assessment of the facility and submits a proposal of possible energy-efficiency measures, estimated energy savings, customer incentives, and financing options. Once approved by CL&P or UI, an exact rebate amount is determined. In addition to the rebate, the remaining cost of the project can be paid off in the form of a zero interest loan directly from the utility.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dennis O'Connor
Department The United Illuminating Company
Address P.O. Box 1564
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06506-0901
Phone (203) 499-3715
Phone 2 (877) 947-3873
Email dennis.o'

  • 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)"