DEEP: CT Summer Savers Awards

Connecticut Summer Savers Awards
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The Connecticut Summer Savers Awards program has been discontinued.  Thank you to all 2014 participants.  
 
 
 
What was the Connecticut Summer Savers Awards? 
The Connecticut Summer Savers Awards recognized electricity consumers in Connecticut who  demonstrated substantial reductions in the amount of peak electricity they consumed over the summer season without the use of diesel backup generators.

Why save electricity during the summer?
States in the Northeast face a significant challenge this summer: maintaining electricity reliability without harming the regionís air quality.  In Connecticut, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Office of Policy and Management teamed up to recognize businesses and other organizations that met this challenge. Communities in Connecticut have begun to take steps to employ energy efficiency, conservation and load management to reduce the amount of electricity they consume without utilizing backup diesel generators that emit high rates of pollutant emissions. This helps improve Connecticut ís electric system reliability without harming the areaís air quality. 
 
Who was eligible to receive an award?
Eligible participants were those organizations that volunteered to reduce their grid electricity consumption by 5% or more without using high-emission backup generation (such as diesel generators) and submit their summer electricity usage to the CT Summer Savers Awards program.
 
How much electricity did an organization need to save?
There were several award levels based on electricity savings during the period from May 1 to  September 30.  Awards were presented each year for the following categories:
 
Platinum Given for the most outstanding achievement from amongst all of the Connecticut Summer Saver awardees.
Gold A greater than 20 percent reduction in electricity consumption (kWh) (as well as kW demand, where applicable) from the baseline
Silver A 10 to 20 percent reduction in electricity consumption (kWh) (as well as kW demand, where applicable) from the baseline 
Bronze A 5 to 10 percent reduction in electricity consumption (kWh) (as well as kW demand, where applicable) from the baseline
Peak Performer Participants with the highest achievement for the summer period (May 1 to September 30) in ISO New Englandís 2008 Load Response Program, without the use of back up diesel generation


 
Who can I contact to find out more?
Ginger Teubner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
(860) 827-2630
ginger.teubner@ct.gov
 
 
Content last updated August 3, 2015