Spring 2021 Rebate Promotion

Groton Utilities believes in “Efficiency through Electrification” and wants to help electrify your life!

With that in mind, Groton Utilities is happy to announce our springtime rebate promotion – dramatically increasing our available rebates for Electric Vehicles, HVAC Mini-Splits and Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters.

A number of electric products are much more energy efficient and climate friendly than their traditional counterparts and Groton Utilities’ goal is to help ease the financial burden of equipment acquisition for our customers.

Learn more about our spring promotions or visit our Rebate Center.

 

Electric Vehicles:

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great way to save money while saving the environment. Imagine never having to buy gasoline for your car ever again. Plus EVs produce far fewer emissions that contribute to climate change and smog than conventional vehicles.

Spring Promotion – all rebates doubled

  • All Electric purchase – SPECIAL PROMOTION $4,000
  • All Electric lease – SPECIAL PROMOTION $2,000
  • Plugin Hybrid vehicle purchase – SPECIAL PROMOTION $2,000

 

HVAC Mini-Splits:

Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control temperatures in individual rooms through use of an external compressor. Groton Utilities residential HVAC Mini-Splits rebate program provides cash incentives for new or replacement energy efficient mini-split HVAC systems that meet high efficiency standards.

Spring Promotion:

  • Full cost of compressor equipment (installation not included) up to a maximum of $5,000 per compressor.

 

Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters:

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculates that a family of four will spend $330 less on hot water every year by switching to a Heat Pump Hot Water Heater from a conventional electric unit. Groton Utilities residential hybrid heat pump water heater rebate program provides cash incentives for new or replacement energy efficient heat pump water heaters that meet high efficiency standards.

Spring Promotion:

  • Full cost of the equipment (installation not included) up to a maximum of $2,500.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Only residential electric customers of Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light & Power are eligible. Mini-splits and hybrid heat pump water heater must be installed by a licensed contractor. Limit of one rebate per electric utility account per rebate type per year. Proof of purchase and installation (if applicable) is required. See website at https://grotonutilities.com/energy-conservation/conservation-residential-energy-conservation-center/ for complete eligibility requirements.

All rebates are granted at the sole discretion of Groton Utilities and are subject to change at any time.

 

 

 

UniteCT – Dept of Housing Rental and Utility Payment Assistance Program

The State of Connecticut’s UniteCT program provides rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state portal is open and accessible through any computer or smartphone. Once a tenant or landlord logs in there is step by step guidance to complete the application through written explanation and training videos.

This is a state program that is completely independent from Groton Utilities.

To apply click logo below

 

 

 

 

 

Any questions should be directed to the State of Connecticut Department of Housing.

Rebates and Tax Credits Make Buying an Electric Vehicle More Affordable

With electric vehicles (EV) starting to come into their own (technology-wise) this is really the best time to purchase an electric vehicle. More than 330,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States in 2019, compared to approximately 157,000 just three years earlier. Electric charging stations are beginning to pop up in more and more places and home chargers are reasonably affordable as well. Additionally, the range that an EV can travel on a single charge has increased over the years to the point where many models exceed 250 miles on a single charge. Tesla, in fact, has several models that they claim can travel well over 300 miles without needing a charge.

Electric vehicles are clearly the wave of the future, but that future has taken a little longer to arrive than some may have expected. That’s partly because of range limitations and a prior lack of on-the-run charging options. More importantly, the hold-up on the EV revolution may be due to the cost of purchasing an EV is often-times prohibitive. It is all well and good to be mentally ready to make the switch to an all-electric car, but when push comes to shove the (financial) bottom-line often rules the day when making a vehicle purchase. Though the cost of an electric vehicle has come more in line with their gasoline counterpart in recent years, EVs still cost more, plain and simple.

We have good news.

State, local and federal governments want you to switch over to electric vehicles. EVs are essential to achieve the U.S. Government’s renewable energy, air quality, and climate change goals. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation – with transportation making up the largest portion.

To help ease the burden of purchasing electric vehicles there are rebates available from the State of Connecticut, the U.S Government and from Groton Utilities. Below is a list of currently available rebates and links to appropriate websites to apply for them.

FEDERAL:

Receive up to $7,500 in federal tax credits for buying an Electric Vehicle

United States Department of Energy Federal Incentive Program

GROTON UTILITES:

For a limited time Groton Utilities will issue a $2,000 rebate for an electric vehicle purchased by Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light & Power customers. Also available is a $1,000 rebate for an electric vehicle leased by Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light & Power customers. For more information, visit the Groton Utilities Electric Vehicle Rebate Program page on our website.

Additionally Groton Utilities has a $600 rebate available on the purchase of any wifi-enabled level 2 charger. Visit our Electric Vehicle Rebate Program page on our website for more information.

STATE:

Receive up to a $5,000 rebate from the State of Connecticut for residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicle.

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – EV Connecticut

 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Fairview’s Art of Chocolate!

Groton Utilities has been the primary sponsor of the Fairview Art of Chocolate Fundraiser event for several years. Fairview’s Art of Chocolate has been a fan favorite fundraiser since 2015 with over 500 people in attendance each year! While 2021’s event will look much different than years past, Fairview still wanted to find a way to bring chocolate to you…so we came up with the idea of chocolate tasting boxes that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Each tasting box will include samples for either one or two people, along with a tasting guide to tell you what each item is and where it is from. What better way to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit than with a box of delicious chocolate creations from local vendors?

New this year: Purchase an Art of Chocolate tasting box for a Healthcare Hero at Fairview! Our dedicated staff has worked incredibly hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so every day. Help us show our team how loved and appreciated they are by purchasing tasting boxes that will be donated to Fairview staff members.

This year the following restaurants will be participating:

Black Dahlia Baking Company • Bleu Squid Breakfast Cafe & Never Enough Bake Shop

Fairview • Gourmet Galley Catering • Hauser Chocolatier • Karma Kitchen

Octagon at Mystic Marriott • Pop on the Block • Rise Nutrition

To purchase a tasting box click here