Community Partnership Initiative (Partnership) seeks to leverage the local knowledge, trusted relationships, and experience of local community groups, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities who are committed to raise awareness and measurable participation in the Sponsors’ energy efficiency offerings within their own communities.
Together, the Connecticut electric and natural gas utilities (Eversource, United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas), as Sponsors of Energize Connecticut, are committed to work with community outreach groups affiliated with a municipality, such as Energy Task Forces, and community outreach groups unaffiliated with a municipality. Our goal in working together is to better familiarize residents and businesses on energy efficiency programs and offers in support of efforts by the Sponsors for a broader reach of energy efficiency engagement and program participation across the state through the Partnership.
Through the Partnership, we seek to emphasize outreach to the following select groups: customers within a distressed community or census block, residents with limited English proficiency, customers who qualify for Home Energy Solutions - Income Eligible, renters in single family homes or multifamily buildings up to 4 units, and small businesses. The Partnership does not replace current and future residential and small business marketing in Connecticut by the Sponsors, but rather aims to provide another layer of marketing and outreach to customers in the select groups mentioned above.