STAMFORD, Conn. – City leaders in Stamford have teamed up with Eversource and Energize Connecticut on a first-in-the-state energy efficiency partnership that could save the state more than $1 million in energy costs.
The collaboration is designed to reduce the city’s energy consumption and operating costs while contributing to a cleaner energy future and environment for the state.
"Connecticut is a leader in creating innovative ways to bring cleaner, greener and cost-effective initiatives to our state and this agreement today aligns with these goals,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The goal is to reduce electricity use by 12 percent and use 6 percent less natural gas in 16 city-owned buildings by the end of 2018. That’s an estimated 6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 153,000 CCF of natural gas (one CCF equals 100 cubic feet) potentially being saved – the equivalent of 3,862 tons of carbon dioxide emissions avoided, or powering 714 homes with electricity for a year.
“This agreement with Eversource is helping the city to increase the overall scope of the Energy Improvement District Board’s energy conservation measure project with ConEdison Solutions by allowing the city to reinvest the saved capital costs back into additional city projects,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin.
“Stamford is the first city in Connecticut to partner with us on such a large-scale efficiency effort,” said Tilak Subrahmanian, vice president of energy efficiency at Eversource. “We commend Mayor Martin and city leaders for demonstrating the city’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, and giving other municipalities a model they can follow.”
Once all municipally owned buildings are evaluated, the city and Eversource will develop a strategic energy management plan that will integrate select technologies and enhanced energy efficiency measures. All work in the 16 city-owned buildings will be completed by ConEdison Solutions, based in Valhalla, N.Y.
In addition, Stamford will be eligible for several energy efficiency incentives through Energize Connecticut, such as Energy Conscious Blueprint, which is designed for new construction. Upcoming projects potentially benefiting from these incentives include the 200 Strawberry Hill School and the Stamford Police Department facility.