In partnership with several local banks, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) is offering a zero percent loan to commercial and industrial customers for eligible energy efficiency improvement projects. Eligibility is determined by a technical evaluation of the customer's facility, and the evaluation must show that the proposed energy efficiency improvements would result in a positive cost benefit and project payback of five years or less. After the loan is approved, the customer will choose a contractor to perform work outlined in the NPU report. The customer must submit project plans and specifications to NPU for review. Any changes to a project proposal must be approved by NPU prior to construction. NPU will make interest payment(s) directly to the lender. See the website above for more program details.