The following energy conservation programs are available to TTD customers. For additional information call our office at 203-866-9271.
Energy Depot - Energy Depot for Homes is an online suite of residential energy information applications which includes:
Personal Energy Profile (Home Energy Audit - Full and EZ)
Energy Comparison Tool
Energy Library and FAQ
Click here for the Energy Depot
Free Fluorescent Light Bulbs – TTD is providing free, high-efficiency screw-in fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace your inefficient incandescent bulbs. You may pick up CFLs at our office weekdays 8 - 4:30. CFLs last ten times longer and use one quarter the energy of incandescent bulbs. You will save on both lighting cost and due to less heat from CFLs you will also save on air conditioning.
Home Energy Savings Program – A free comprehensive home energy audit with energy efficiency repairs and upgrades is available now. Our technician will review the services that will be performed as part of this program and ask you, and your landlord if you are renting, to sign an authorization form acknowledging that you understand and agree with having these services performed. The services may include:
- Pressurizing the residence using a Blower Door. A fan will be installed in an exterior door and brought up to a speed sufficient to identify any air leaks in the home. Sources of many air leaks should be eliminated as part of this service.
- Duct Testing and Duct Sealing. A piece of equipment will be used to measure the amount of leakage through air conditioning and/or heating ducts. The technician should be able to correct these leaks while on site. (Adequate air flow is required to perform this test. If air flow is inadequate, the test will not be performed and you may wish to contact a heating and cooling contractor.)
- Installing Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs): CFLs will be installed to replace incandescent light bulbs. Bulbs on dimmers, in attics, basements, closets and remote areas or unreachable with a four-foot ladder are excluded.
- Installing water and water heater energy-saving equipment including low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators and pipe insulation.
- Providing special rebate offers for replacing inefficient appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, dish washers, freezers, and dehumidifiers.
- Providing a special rebate offer for installing additional attic insulation.
Call 888-403-3500 for an appointment. This visit should take between two and four hours. At the conclusion, the technician will review the measures installed and discuss any additional opportunities for savings.
Energy Star Appliance Rebates – Rebates of up to $60 are available for qualifying washers, refrigerators, dishwashers and water heaters. Rebate forms are available, click here or call us at 203-866-9271.
Window Air Conditioner Rebates – Rebate forms for installing Energy Star window air conditionditioners are available click here or call us at 203-866-9271.
Central Air Conditioning Rebates – Rebate forms for installing high efficiency central air conditioning equipment are available click here or call us at 203-866-9271.
Commercial Lighting – Free lighting audits and upgrade cost estimates are available for commercial customers. We will pay 33% of the cost of upgrading to high efficiency lighting. Information is available in our lobby pamphlet rack or call us at 203-866-9271.
Commercial Motor Upgrades – A program to replace old motors with high efficiency motors is available for commercial and industrial customers. Click here to download a rebate form or call us at 203-866-9271.
Energy Star Lighting Catalog – A catalog of energy efficient fluorescent lights and fixtures is available at our office. The prices in this catalog have already been subsidized by TTD. Customers can order directly from the catalog.
Green Power - Continuing its leadership role in conservation and environmental stewardship, your electric department is offering three options for clean renewable energy. The energy provided under this program currently comes from equal parts wind, small hydro and landfill gas. All energy supplied through the program will come from sources complying with the renewable energy definition in the Connecticut statutes.
The opportunity to receive green power, to do your part for the environment and to help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is entirely at your discretion. You may elect to purchase your energy as you do at present or you may select one of the available Green Power options.
Option Green Power 250 provides 250 KWH of green energy each month for an added cost of $2.50.
Option Green Power 500 provides 500 KWH of green energy each month for an added cost of $5.00.
Option Green Power All provides all of your energy requirements for an added cost of one cent per KWH.
Kill-A-Watt - How Much Energy Do Your Appliances Use? Find out now. Your electric department is loaning a Kill-A-Watt device that plugs into most household appliances and measures its electric KWH usage. Borrow a Kill-A-Watt by stopping at our office today and measure your appliance usage to help you to save energy.
Kill-A-Watt website http://www.p3international.com/products/special/P4400/P4400-CE.html
Renewable Power - Solar PV Rebates - Install sun generated power and save money. Continuing your electric department’s leadership role in energy conservation and environmental stewardship the TTD Commission has established a renewable energy fund. Whereas the large private utilities add a charge to their customers’ bills for renewable energy, TTD is not making any such assessment and is establishing this fund out of electric department profits. The first projects to be financed through this fund will be customer owned solar photovoltaic (PV) electric systems. Rebates as determined by the Clean Energy Fund are available. The funds available for rebates are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
Solar power is probably the most benign source of renewable energy producing no emissions whatsoever. A solar installation on your home will produce power for many years and will enhance the value of your home when you sell it. In addition to the rebate from TTD, tax credits of up to $2000 are currently available. TTD will also net meter any residence with a renewable power source installed. We will also purchase any net energy delivered back to our system. For more details including a list of approved contractors visit the website of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund at http://www.ctinnovations.com/ .
Call our office at 203-866-9271 during normal business hours to elect the Green Power program of your choice. You may leave any program or change your program choice at the end of any month.
Additional programs may be announced in the future.