Support Clean Energy
AND Save Money!
The CT CEO is 100% non-polluting, domestic electricity.
A great way to support clean energy and save on your electric bill is to enroll with both an alternative supplier and the CT Clean Energy Options. The options program can be found here, and a complete list of alternative suppliers can be found here.
Clean Energy (n.)
1. A source of usable heat or power not subject to price spikes or fuel depletion (see renewable, sustainable). 2. 100% Domestic. 3. An energy system that produces no greenhouse gases or other pollution.
The Portland Clean Energy Task Force strives to provide the Town and its residents with options to save money and reduce harmful emissions through energy efficiency programs and how to go about installing clean energy systems on their homes or businesses.
Click Here for a history of clean energy in Portland.
Questions? Contact Portland Clean Energy Task Force Chair Andy Bauer
Energy Efficiency & Solar Options
Incentives to Go Clean & Green!
February 21, 2023
(Please note that programs and incentives change frequently)
Compiled by the Portland Clean Energy Task Force - Updated February 2023
Please note that this list is intended as a guide towards programs designed to save on energy costs. Due diligence is a must, so research carefully and be aware that programs change frequently!
Home Energy Solutions (HES) visit is currently $50. This is a fast, cheap way to reduce your energy bill. The income eligible (HES IE) is free to low income households. Additional incentives become available upon HES completion, and these can amount annually to several hundred dollars. Programs are here for United Illuminating customers, and here for Eversource. An HES visit also creates a Home Energy Score that summarizes how energy efficient your home is.
Solar. For purchasing solar, the Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program explains the current compensation available to all CT residents. The IRA increased the Federal Income Tax Credit on residential solar to 30% for 2023-33 installations. Additional incentives are available to low income (60% of CT average income) residents, and residents living in a CT Distressed Municipality. Here is a link discussing Purchasing vs. Leasing Solar. Please read all agreements carefully!
Home Energy Storage (Batteries). Rebates for purchasing residential energy storage can be found at Energy Storage Solutions, Eversource, and UI, and further incentives are available for allowing them to draw from your batteries during certain high demand periods. Eversource’s Residential Connected Solutions offers an alternative arrangement. Both utilities have energy storage programs for commercial users.
Electric Vehicle Incentives. A thorough compilation of incentives for EVs and EV Chargers by the EV Club of CT. There are federal and state EV purchase incentives, which are evolving with rule-making and implementation. There are incentives from Eversource and United Illuminating to offset the equipment and installation costs of an EV charger and pay you for allowing them to reduce your charging speed during certain high demand periods.
Energy Assistance Programs. Compiled by PACE, an excellent compilation of programs designed to assist households in need.
I Heart My Home CT. One on One Home Energy Counseling from Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven.
Smart-E Loans for Energy Upgrades. CTGreenBank loans cover many upgrades for Heating & Cooling, Water Heaters, Insulation, Windows, Solar, Battery Storage, EV Chargers, Asbestos & Mold Removal, Energy Star Appliances, Roof prep for solar, and Tree Removal for Solar.
Rebates for Energy Upgrades. Commercial, Residential, and Multifamily buildings can receive rebates for some energy upgrades through EnergizeCT.com. An HES visit may be required.
CPACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy). CPACE is a financing mechanism for energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other related projects. Repayments are made via an assessment on the property tax bill.
Solar on Valley View School!
Portland residents and business that enrolled in the CT Clean Energy Options all can say they did their part to bring us the 10 Kw solar photovoltaic array on the Valley View School.