DEEP: Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is reducing the amount of energy required to do the same amount of work. It is also one of the easiest ways to help lower energy usage and combat climate change. Energize Connecticut is your Connecticut energy headquarters with lots of energy saving tips for your home, business, or other facility no matter how big or how small. Listed below you will find links with additional information on what you can do to help increase energy efficiency as well as what the state is doing.
 Comprehensive Energy Strategy & Integrated Resource Plan   
Conservation and Load Management Plan (C&LM)
Every three years, DEEP and the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board must prepare a Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut. The draft of the 2017 Comprehensive Energy Strategy is an assessment and strategy for all residential, commercial, and industrial energy issues.
The Integrated Resource Plan is a biannual assessment of Connecticut's future electricity needs, and  a plan to meet those needs through a mix of generation and energy efficiency.
Every three years, Connecticut's utilities develop and implement an energy efficiency investment plan for the CT Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF).  The CEEF is funded by various sources, including customer contributions, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the ISO New England Forward Capacity Market.  The CT Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) advises and assists the utilities in the development of the plan.  DEEP then reviews and approves or modifies the CEEF's plans and budgets in order to achieve cost-effective energy savings across the state. 
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Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) 
Your Connecticut energy headquarters with lots of energy saving tips for your home, business or other facility no matter how big or how small.
The EEB is a group of advisors who utilize their experience and expertise with energy issues to evaluate, advise, and assist the State's utility companies in developing and implementing comprehensive, cost-effective energy conservation, and market transformation plans to help Connecticut consumers reduce energy use in their homes and businesses, and to help Connecticut meet its changing and growing energy needs.
Home Energy Efficiency
 Reminder to Wait 'til 8!
Strategies and tips to improve your home energy efficiency.
Wait ‘til 8 pm to run any large appliance such as washers & dryers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and pool pumps to help control costs for everyone, lower harmful emissions, and reduce the strain on Connecticut’s electric system to maintain reliability. 
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Product and Building Standards
State Programs
Connecticut Green Bank
Related Information 
The Connecticut Green Bank (“the Green Bank”), formerly the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority ("CEFIA"), was established by the Governor and Connecticut’s General Assembly on July 1, 2011, through Public Act 11-80 as a quasi-public agency that supersedes the former Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. As the nation’s first state “Green Bank”, the Connecticut Green Bank leverages public and private funds to accelerate the growth of green energy in Connecticut.
Content last updated August 2, 2017