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The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund with UI and CL&P

Orange , Connecticut

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Created to address Connecticut's increasing energy needs, and rising costs, The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) is an initiative to help homeowners and renters, small and large businesses, and state and local governments get in the habit of using energy more efficiently. The United Illuminating Company (UI), a unit of UIL Holdings Corporation, is a New Haven-based regional electric distribution company established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity and related services to 325,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) is the state's largest electric utility serving 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns. CEEF partners with UI and CL&P to offer residents access to the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. CEEF, with UI and CL&P, is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for continuing to develop their HPwES program. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Offering a residential retrofit program with a comprehensive approach to provide blower door guided air sealing, duct sealing, and incentives for additional measures, such as HVAC upgrades and insulation.
  • Completing over 14,000 HPwES projects achieving energy savings of more than 10 million kWh, 364,000 ccf of natural gas, and more than 481,100 gallons of oil since the program began.
  • Creating more than 300 jobs in the state through its local HPwES and Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, and supporting the work of numerous sub-contractors in the HVAC, insulation, and home improvement trades that benefit from HES by performing energy efficiency add-on upgrades recommended during the HES visit.
  • Offering incentives for ENERGY STAR certified homes as well as for individual measure incentives for insulation, HVAC, and appliances to offset the cost of improving the energy efficiency of the home.
  • Participating in the Department of Energy's Home Energy Score program to help meet the state's aggressive weatherization goal of improving 80 percent of all residential structures by 2030.