Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource Energy and AVANGRID, Inc. subsidiaries UI, SCG, and CNG

Orange, Connecticut

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Eversource Energy and AVANGRID, Inc. subsidiaries UI, SCG, and CNG, are electric and gas utilities. Energize Connecticut developed a pilot to convert customers using oil or propane heat to air-support heat pumps and maximized home performance measures with little to no cost for low-income homeowners. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Increasing rebates for insulation—the most impactful efficiency recommendation in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®—to maximize energy savings.
  • Offering efficiency improvements during the initial energy assessment, including direct-install measures, health and safety testing, air sealing, duct sealing, and water-saving measures.
  • Providing incentives for more than 500 ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR certified heating, cooling, and water heating with independent and big box retailers, manufacturers, equipment distributors, and contractors.
  • Offering enhanced incentives for heat pumps to provide pandemic relief, resulting in the installation of 12,800 air-source heat pumps.
  • Adding incentives for ENERGY STAR certified lab grade refrigerators and freezers and ultra-low temperature freezers to aid Connecticut’s more than 200 healthcare research institutions in vaccine distribution and storage efforts.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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