The United Illuminating Company - Energy Opportunities Program

August 12, 2010


The Energy Opportunities Program is offered by The United Illuminating Company (UI) to any of its commercial, industrial, or governmental customers who are interested in retrofitting their existing building in an energy efficient manner. A retrofit is defined as replacement of existing equipment that is operational and has at least 25 percent of its useful life remaining. UI offers rebates for a wide range of technologies ranging from lighting to refrigeration to HVAC equipment measures. Possible financing is available to qualifying customers. Generally, measures that have a shorter energy payback period are eligible for incentives under this program; technologies that have a longer payback can receive funding under the UI Energy Conscious Blueprint Program. Customers may also be interested in the Retro-Commissioning Program and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Program which aim at reducing loads at facilities during peak demand times. These programs may help facilities significantly cut costs through optimizing equipment. Information can be found on the UI web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Connecticut Light & Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • 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
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Multiple End Uses: Lesser of 50% of the installed cost, a buy down to 2 year payback, or Utility cap ($.50 per kWh + $700 per summer peak kW)
Custom Non-Lighting: Lesser of 40% of installed cost or Utility cap
Custom Lighting: Lesser of 40%-50% of installed cost or Utility cap
HVAC/Controls/Compressors/VFD's: Lesser of 40% of installed cost or Utility cap
Engineering Studies: 50% of cost after implementation
Maximum Incentive: Annual cap of $750,000 per Customer Tax ID number
Annual cap of $300,000 per metered site
Engineering Studies: $5,000


Address: 157 Church Street, MS1-68
New Haven CT 06510
Phone: (800) 722-5584

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.