Eversource Energy, The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas
Partner of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Eversource Energy and AVANGRID Inc. subsidiaries The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas implement Energize Connecticut, the state’s energy efficiency initiative. The utilities are receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for their energy efficiency programs and promotion of ENERGY STAR. Key 2016 accomplishments include:
- Supporting 157 municipalities and boards of education in Connecticut to actively track the energy performance of 2,900 buildings with services that include electronic transfer of data into Portfolio Manager. Municipalities and schools are encouraged to use a suite of ENERGY STAR tools and resources to pursue a strategic approach to energy management.
- Bringing their income-eligible residential energy efficiency offering into the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program, expanding energy efficiency to a population that is often faced with barriers in taking advantage of these services.
- Transitioning HPwES contractor participation to an open-market model where any qualified contractor meeting program standards can participate.
- Collaborating with the Weatherization Assistance Program to help maximize customers’ savings through cost sharing of the overall project.