EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Office of Energy Efficient Businesses (OEEB) is expanding its services to businesses in the town of South Windsor beginning March 23. OEEB’s energy outreach specialists will meet with businesses to reduce energy consumption and identify cost savings from energy efficiency work, energy procurement, fuel switching, and use of renewables.
The OEEB, administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), offers free, objective assistance to in-state businesses to reduce energy use and increase energy reliability and efficiency. This program is supported by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and energizeCT, an initiative of Connecticut’s utilities, DEEP, and the CT Green Bank.
“We are approaching small to medium-sized businesses and industrial facilities to provide guidance and information that support intelligent business decisions,” said Joel M. Rinebold, director of energy at CCAT.
The OEEB is coordinating these services with the South Windsor Energy Committee and Eversource. According to Stephen Wagner, chairman of the Energy Committee, “Many of the smaller businesses in town do not have the resources to identify and take advantage of all the energy efficiency programs the state offers to reduce energy consumption and, ultimately, save money. The OEEB program provides objective, unbiased information – it’s a great resource for area businesses.”
OEEB examines energy bills to determine whether the business can obtain a more favorable rate for natural gas and/or electric generation service, analyzes fuel switching opportunities, and identifies financially attractive renewable energy technologies.
Business owners can contact OEEB to schedule an assessment at 860-291-8832 or firstname.lastname@example.org. OEEB also has web sites in English and Spanish. Business owners and homeowners looking to reduce their energy costs should go to www.energizeCT.com or call 1-877-WISE USE (947-3873).
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., that creates and executes bold ideas advancing applied technologies, IT strategies, energy solutions, STEM education, and career development. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations excel. Learn more at ccat.us, or follow CCAT on Twitter – @CCATInc.