164 Main Street, Hampton, CT 06247                                                                 Mailing: P. O. Box 143, Hampton, CT 06247

Phone: (860) 455-9132
Fax: (860) 455-0517

Town Hall Hours: Tuesdays: 9:00a-4:00p
Thursdays: 10:00a-7:00p;  Bldg Dept: 6:00p-8:00p Thursdays Only

 

Green Energy Committee

The newly installed grant-funded 120-kilowatt solar system, coupled with the previously installed 9kw system, will provide all the electicity needed for our school, substantially reducing the town's annual electricity costs.

The Hampton Green Energy Committee was established by the Board of Selectmen in January 2010.  Its charge is to study and recommend an energy savings/ green energy plan for the Town of Hampton.  Since then, the Committee has been instrumental in conducting energy audits for all municipal buildings, followed by significant energy savings at Town Hall, Hampton Elementary School and the Firehouse.  Through the Committee's outreach efforts such as an Energy Fair, the Solarize Campaign, and additional informational activities, the community has learned of opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses. 

For an update on specific activities, click HERE.

                                                                  

Some of the many examples of Hampton homes with alternative energy sources. Clockwise from top left: Ed Adelman & Elizabeth Lindorff; Beverly & Mark Davis; Ellen Embardo & Larry Goodheart; Maurice & Rose Bisson  
 
Solar Collectors on Fire House - Photo by Pete Vertefeuille
 

The following links provide information about clean energy generation, conservation and financing as well as specific Hampton initiatives.

Launched in 2012, Energize Connecticut is the public face of programs and services that help Connecticut residents, businesses and municipal customers save money and use clean energy. EnergizCT partners with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)  The Connecticut Green Bank, and your local electric and gas utilities with funding from a charge on customer energy bills.
 
 
For Residents:  Energize Connectiut provides the following information: *
  • Solutions. Here are some specific suggestions to benefit from clean energy sources.  For example:  Energy Assessments; Heating, Cooling & Hot Water; Lighting, Appliances & Electronics; Rebates; Financing; Renewable Energy Options; and Building, Renovating or Buying a New Home.
  • Smart Energy Tips. Detailed tips on how to reduce energy use.
  • Forms and Helpful Documents.  Find application forms, qualifying equipment lists and other resources you need to participate in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs through Energize Connecticut. 
  • Find a Professional.  Using an online search tool, you can find suggestions for contractors, lenders, lessors, distributors, or retailers that will assist you in finding, financing or installing clean energy products and services.
  • Find a lender. Another search tool assists in searching for specific types of financing.
  • Choosing Your Supplier.  Here you will find a list of electricity suppliers sanctioned by the state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).  The site lists each utility's standard service generation rate and your cost per month based on 750kWh/ month for a residential customer.  You will also find current offers, average costs, and savings.  

*For businesses, municipal governments, and non- profits, Energize Connecticut provides similar information.

 
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)  PURA regulates regulates the rates  & services of Connecticut's investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies. 
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and business of the state.
CT Green Building Council This site allows you to explore educational opportunities promoted by a non-profit organization dedicated to energy efficient design and building.
 National Renewable Energy Laboratory This federal laboratory site provides research about renewable energy and energy efficiency, research application and commercial development.
Pavilion Summer Film Series - July 6  The Future of Energy, August 10 Before the Flood  Pavilion Summer Film Series
 
 
 
Resources
Members
Chair
Kate Donnelly
Vice-Chair
Revell Sanberg-Diment
Secretary
Maryellen Donnelly
Member
Ellen Embardo
Rachel Girshick
Everett Hyde
Susan Lovegreen
Bob Marsh
Sharon Wakely
Alternate
Paul Wakely
Email
kate@donnellycolt.com
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