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  • Energize Connecticut

    The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association is partnering with Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company to help retailers reduce their energy costs and become more energy efficient.


    Connecticut retailers can now utilize the Small Business Energy Advantage program, a comprehensive, turnkey program tailored to small, lower energy-use businesses that may not have the resources or in-house expertise to focus on energy reduction efficiency.  The program is administered by CL&P and UI and is part of the new Energize Connecticut initiative. 


    The program begins with a FREE energy assessment of the facility by a utility authorized contractor.


    Based on the audit findings, a proposal for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits is created, reviewed by CL&P or UI, and sent to the retailer for review.  There is NO obligation to participate beyond the free audit.


    Thanks to financial incentives, up to 50% of the cost of a project may be covered.  Some of the energy efficient measures covered include: lighting and controls, refrigeration controls, HVAC replacements, programmable thermostats, compressed air systems, variable frequency drives and various natural gas measures.


    In addition, on-bill financing is available.  In many cases, a cash positive scenario can be created; one’s CL&P/UI bill may actually be LESS with the loan repayment than before the energy efficiency upgrades were made.


    The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association would be more than happy to facilitate your participation in this money saving program.   For more information, please contact CRMA at (860) 527-1044 or via email at cathy@crmaonline.com