Energy-Saving Tips & Energy Assistance Programs for Connecticut Residents
We understand that many families may experience higher energy prices this winter. During tough economic times, it is extremely important that customers have easy access to the many options for potential energy savings. To help guide people in Connecticut, we have assembled resources, including simple energy conservation tips you can use to help reduce your energy usage, how qualifying customers can apply for energy assistance, and how choosing your energy supplier may help you save money.
CEAP helps offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut households whose income falls at or below 60 percent of the state median income.
For households that have exhausted their CEAP Basic Benefits and are unable to secure primary heat, the CEAP Crisis Assistance Program is a one-time benefit in winter heating assistance for CEAP deliverable fuel heated households.
For those who have exhausted their Basic Benefits and Crisis Assistance Benefits and are in a life-threatening situation.
LIHEAP offers federally funded assistance to help reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, preventing energy shutoffs, reconnecting home energy services, repairing or replacing heating equipment and more. To find out if you’re eligible for this program, click here.
Fuel provides emergency assistance in the form of a one-time grant of up to $500 to assist low to moderate income households with their energy bills.
Utility Company Assistance Programs
Your utility company may offer energy bill assistance that can help with past due balances, matching payments in partnership with CEAP, shutoff protection, budget billing, payment plans that allow you to pay over time, or special payment arrangements.