Changes in 2011 for Incentives & Rebates
With the Economy being what it is, Connecticut made some changes to the rebates and incentives available for green energy funding. Also the utilities made some changes as well. We do our best to stay up to date about all these so that we can make recommendations to get you the most out of the available funding. There have been a lot of changes, but I will just mention a few of the most important at the moment.
First of all, if you have any plans to do energy efficient upgrades do it soon! I know many of you might be waiting for the upswing in the economy, but as of 2012 they are reducing the funding by 35% and it is available on a first come first serve basis. Also 50% of the funding for 2011, has already been allocated. You don’t want to lose your opportunity to receive this funding because you hesitated too long. Another important aspect of receiving funding is you always want to talk to a CL & P or UI representative before beginning any part of the project. We can help you with this and have contacts at both utilities. You will not get considered for any funding if any part of the project has been started. Even if what has been started is not directly related it is possible to lose the opportunity. So don’t take any chances. Here are a few contacts at the UI and you can always contact us.
. New Construction (ECB): Roy W. Haller (203) 499-2025
. Cool Choice: Michelle LeMoine (203) 499-5828
. Retrofit (EO): Roy W. Haller (203) 499-2025
. Express Lighting: Roy W. Haller (203) 499-5828
. Small Business: Dennis O’Connor (203) 499-3715
. Financing: Roy W. Haller (203) 499-2025
. O&M Services: Marissa Westbrook (203) 499-3314
. Load Response: Rick Rosa (203) 499-2632
. Residential Programs: Chris Ehlert (203) 499-2965
. Natural Gas Programs: Roy W. Haller (203) 499-2025
. UI Account Managers
If you have time and are considering this funding for the future, please write your legislators. Tell them they this funding is important for our economy and for the environment. If enough people write then maybe we can get the legislation changed and that 35% back.