Energy Efficiency Incentives Available

State offers energy efficiency rebates

As we continue to recover from the devastation left by Storm Sandy, I'd like to give you an update regarding available resources. Governor Malloy announced that $3 million in additional energy efficiency incentives are now available for residents and businesses replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators as a result of damage from Storm Sandy.

We know firsthand that many residential homes and businesses were affected by the storm and a lot of those will need to replace damaged furnaces, cooling equipment and appliances. The additional funding will help property owners enormously and in some cases, improving the systems they had before.

We have been told that the incentives will apply for replacement of equipment with more energy efficient models between October 29 and December 31. The deadline for applications for the incentives is December 31, 2012.

In addition to these incentives, Governor Malloy also announced that special funding is available, in the form of low-cost financing for eligible equipment with optional on-utility-bill repayment for customers who make energy efficiency upgrades in equipment or insulation and air sealing while renovating or reconstructing their residence or business as a result of storm damage.

A team of state officials and utility representatives are among those available to help you through the process. Those included are, Connecticut Light & Power, United Illuminating, Connecticut Insurance Department, Infoline 2-1-1, FEMA and its Disaster Recovery Centers, Energize Connecticut, the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, and Connecticut Energy Information.

I encourage you to seek assistance and find out what you qualify for. Anyone seeking information about the various energy efficiency incentives or financing options available for replacing or repairing equipment should call the Connecticut Energy Information Line at 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).

The $3 million for increased rebates for more energy efficiency replacement equipment will be financed largely with energy efficiency funds made available through the Northeast Utilities/NStar merger settlement agreement.

As always, I encourage you to follow my Facebook page for updates and please call my office if you need additional information 1-800-842-8267.  And sign up to receive my email updates at http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Rose/contact.asp

I hope everyone stays safe during this difficult time. Thank you and I will continue to update you as I get more information.

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C.S. November 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I think that this article should be more prominent on the Patch front page, had it not been out of my sheer boredom and perusing the Patch I would not have come across this. I could definitely use some energy assistance since my furnace needs to be replaced due to Sandy.


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