DECD, along with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, is aggressively moving the state's energy policy forward today to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This is just one example of how economic development organizations are combining efforts to foster growth in the state's energy industries.

 - Comissioner Joan McDonald<br />Department of Economic Community Development

The Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB) is designed to bring energy efficiency and conservation services directly to small businesses in underserved areas in Connecticut’s cities and towns. The OEEB will identify steps small businesses can take to reduce their energy bills and increase profits – and help them implement these measures. CCAT is the administrator for the OEEB program.

Services Offered:

  • Energy efficiency analysis: OEEB will identify each businesses’ efficiency and conservation opportunities that are available through the CEEF’s electric and gas utility programs
  • Energy procurement analysis: OEEB can examine energy usage to determine whether a business could obtain a more favorable rate for natural gas and/or electric generation service. An analysis of fuel switching opportunities will be provided
  • Renewable energy analysis: OEEB can identify financially attractive renewable energy technologies suitable for use by a business, and also identify available funding from existing state and/or federal programs.

Services Features:

  • Direct outreach to small businesses
  • A single point of contact for all energy services
  • Information on loans and grants for energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy
  • Audit assessment services and on-site outreach by independent staff
  • Information on accessing Connecticut’s competitive electric and gas suppliers

Benefits:

  • Increased business profits from lower energy bills
  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Reduced dependence on fossil fuels
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increased economic growth opportunities for Connecticut’s clean energy sector

Eligibility:

  • Businesses located within the State of Connecticut
For more information:

Lydia Johnson – ljohnson@ccat.us | 860.291.8832