The United Illuminating Company - Energy Opportunities Program (Connecticut)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name The United Illuminating Company - Energy Opportunities Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Eligible Technologies 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, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, CHP/Cogeneration
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Multiple End Uses: Lesser of 50% of the installed cost, a buy down to 2 year payback, or Utility cap (.50 per kWh + 700 per summer peak kW)

Custom Non-Lighting: Lesser of 40% of installed cost or Utility cap
Custom Lighting: Lesser of 40%-50% of installed cost or Utility cap
HVAC/Controls/Compressors/VFD's: Lesser of 40% of installed cost or Utility cap
Engineering Studies: 50% of cost after implementation

Maximum Incentive Annual cap of 750,000 per Customer Tax ID number

Annual cap of 300,000 per metered site
Engineering Studies: 5,000

Program Administrator Connecticut Light and Power

References DSIRE[1]


The Energy Opportunities Program is offered by The United Illuminating Company (UI) to any of its commercial, industrial, or governmental customers who are interested in retrofitting their existing building in an energy efficient manner. A retrofit is defined as replacement of existing equipment that is operational and has at least 25 percent of its useful life remaining. UI offers rebates for a wide range of technologies ranging from lighting to refrigeration to HVAC equipment measures. Possible financing is available to qualifying customers. Generally, measures that have a shorter energy payback period are eligible for incentives under this program; technologies that have a longer payback can receive funding under the UI Energy Conscious Blueprint Program.

Customers may also be interested in the Retro-Commissioning Program and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Program which aim at reducing loads at facilities during peak demand times. These programs may help facilities significantly cut costs through optimizing equipment. Information can be found on the UI web site.

Incentive Contact

Department The United Illuminating Company
Address 157 Church Street, MS1-68
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06510
Phone (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)"