The United Illuminating Company - Small Business Energy Advantage Program

August 12, 2010


The Small Business Energy Advantage Program is a combined rebate and loan program offered to small business customers of the United Illuminating Company (UI) for energy efficiency improvements. UI sends a representative to complete an energy audit. Based on the results, UI recommends certain energy efficient measures to be carried out by pre-approved energy efficiency professionals. The business customer then receives a rebate of up to 30% of lighting and up to 40% of non-lighting installation upgrades. The remaining costs may be paid off as a zero interest loan on the business’ monthly utility bill.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: The United Illuminating Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: up to 30% of lighting and up to 40% of non-lighting installation upgrades, with the additional amount as a 0% interest loan
Installation Requirements: Pre-approved contractor


Name: Dennis O'Connor
Organization: The United Illuminating Company
Address: P.O. Box 1564
New Haven CT 06506-0901
Phone: (203) 499-3715
Email: dennis.o'

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.