Eversource and United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas and Southern Connecticut Gas subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc.
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Eversource and United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. are electric and gas utilities. These utilities sponsor Energize Connecticut, a statewide energy efficiency initiative that delivered a comprehensive portfolio of ENERGY STAR-branded energy efficiency programs to serve all customers. Key 2020 accomplishments include:
- Responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis by increasing incentives for ENERGY STAR certified heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units, offering special online discounts for ENERGY STAR certified lighting, air cleaners, and smart thermostats, and increasing the impact of its retail products program by 14 percent. Combined, these initiatives resulted in the sale of about 70,000 ENERGY STAR certified products.
- Implementing a virtual pre-assessment for households, along with the introduction of a self-install energy efficiency kit to adapt to the COVID 19 pandemic.
- Offering incentives of up to 100 percent for insulation installation and providing online COVID-19 health and safety training for its contractors to ensure safety of its service providers and households to facilitate resumption of in-person Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
- Empowering municipal partners to use EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, and other tools and resources to track building energy usage, evaluate buildings for energy efficiency improvements, monitor results of technology upgrades, and capture energy savings to meet required reduction goals.