This week, the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced its final approval of the 2022-2024 Conservation and Load Management Plan (C&LM Plan) with modifications to transform the way the state invests in energy efficiency while focusing on the following areas: equity, decarbonization, and affordability.
Developed every three years in collaboration with the state’s electric utilities with input from stakeholders and the public, the C&LM Plan guides the direction, incentives, and programs for Energize CT, Connecticut’s flagship energy efficiency initiative. Energize CT helps residents save energy and money in their homes and businesses with building assessments, rebates, financing, and other services for energy efficiency and clean energy improvements.
The energy-saving investments funded by the 2022-2024 Plan are projected to provide over $1.7B in cumulative benefits and result in 4.6M tons of CO2 emission reductions, equivalent to the annual energy-related emissions of 580,000 homes. Energy efficiency programs funded by C&LM are instrumental in achieving cost-effective decarbonization in Connecticut’s residential and commercial buildings and are ranked among some of the best state programs nationwide.
“This effort to bring the benefits of energy efficiency to more residents across Connecticut couldn’t be timelier,” says DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes. “Energy efficiency is one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and energy affordability issues. At a time when global supply chain issues and widespread inflation are exacerbating Connecticut consumers’ struggles with high energy costs, the Energize CT program has been a critical source of savings.”