Southern Connecticut Gas - Custom Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

August 12, 2010


The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund supports energy efficiency incentives for commercial, industrial, or municipal customers engaged in construction, renovations, tenant fit-outs, and equipment purchases. Incentives are available for customers of Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankee Gas on a commercial or industrial rate. There are also commercial efficiency programs available for electric customers of Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company. Under the Energy Conscious Blueprint, Energy Opportunities Equipment Upgrade, and Operation & Maintenance Services sections of these non-residential energy efficiency incentives, energy experts are sent by the utility to help with identifying and planning energy efficiency upgrades. The utility energy experts will work with design teams, architects, engineers and contractors and propose cash incentives for each upgrade, but they leave the choice of which measures are taken up to the customer. Experts prepare a Letter of Agreement including measures taken, predicted energy savings, and predicted incentive dollar amount, which will be delivered when measures are implemented and verified. Financial incentives for facility upgrades can be as much as 100% of the incremental cost over less energy efficiency low cost measures.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Custom: Incremental cost of energy efficiency upgrades over standard technologies (determined by utility energy experts)
Maximum Incentive: Operations and Maintenance incentives will pay for up to 50 percent of the installed cost of the measures.
Equipment replacement pre-set incentives range from 30 to 50 percent of the installed cost.
Equipment Requirements: To be eligible for replacement, existing equipment must be near the end of its useful lifetime.


Name: Commercial Natural Gas Incentives
Willimantic CT 06226
Phone: (877) 947-3873

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.