The Guaranteed Loan Program also helps private-sector lenders meet their client’s financing needs. CDA guarantees can cover up to 40% of the principal balance in case of a loss. Proceeds may be used the same as above, and also for performance guarantees and to finance foreign trade or receivables.
Groton Utilities offers a variety of rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available for CFLs, HVAC, HVAC controls, and heat pumps. All items must meet or exceed efficiency standards included in the program guidelines. Customers should view the program web site listed above for more application and equipment information.
''''' Note: Due to possible funding constraints, all rebate applications must be pre-approved before purchasing any equipment.'''''
Groton Utilities, a municipal utility, offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment in eligible facilities through several efficiency programs described in detail on the web site above. Rebates for:
*efficient lighting retrofits and vending machine controls (based on number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved)
In April 2004, Connecticut's governor signed an executive order directing state-government agencies and universities to purchase an increasing amount of electricity generated by renewable resources. Under terms of the order, the state government has a goal to increase "Class I" renewable energy purchases to 20% of electricity used in 2010, 50% in 2020 and 100% in 2050. The order also authorizes the use of savings generated by state energy efficiency and conservation projects to fund green power purchases.
These regulations describe permit and facility requirements for facilities which discharge wastewater. Facility construction, expansion, alteration, production increases, or process modifications may require permits under this section. The regulations also discuss monitoring, recording, and reporting requirements for wastewater discharges. With regards to conservation, facilities are required to minimize wastewater discharges and prohibited from diluting effluents or using excess water.
These regulations apply a broad definition of “gas company”, which includes any person or entity involved in the manufacture or transportation of gas within Connecticut. The regulations set standards for the operation of gas companies, including for the continuity of service, quality control, metering, testing, recording, and reporting, customer relations, and facility construction and operation.
The Gas Code of Conduct sets forth the standard of conduct for transactions, direct or indirect, between gas companies and their affiliates. The purpose of these regulations is to promote competitive markets and ensure that a gas company does not subsidize or provide an unauthorized benefit to its affiliates.
Under Connecticut’s restructuring law (P.A. 98-28), electric suppliers and electric distribution companies must disclose annually to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and to customers certain information related to emissions and the resource mix of generation facilities. Disclosure must include the total emission rates of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, heavy metals and other regulated wastes, as well as the estimated percentage of the total electric output for each resource used.