For what you can do as an individual or business, please see our “What Can You Do?” page. The following are external resources, gathered here for convenience only, to provide additional background information on the topic of energy in Hartford.
- City DPW Presentation on the Parkville Microgrid (2016): Presentation on the first public-private microgrid in the state, developed with support from the State Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.
- Office of Energy Efficient Business Report on Hartford Business Outreach (2015): A Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology report describing outreach efforts to 2,400+ small businesses in Hartford.
- City Energy Plan (2014): Interim energy plan, drafted by the then-Clean Energy Task Force (which has folded into the Climate Stewardship Council).
- Hartford Public Schools Energy Benchmarking Report (2014): A report on schools’ energy usage from the Institute on Sustainable Energy using Energy Star Portfolio analysis.
- GHG Inventory (2016): Environmental Defense Fund Fellow and former Presidio Graduate School student Divya Srinivasan developed a path for Hartford’s GHG inventory, based on EPA’s model.
- Energy Efficiency Standards Research (2019): This report was completed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships to help the Energy Improvement District Board evaluate possible options related to energy efficiency standards.
- Executive Order 3: The City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability provided input on CT’s Executive Order 3, which is related to the Governor’s Council on Climate Change, environmental justice, and energy equity.
- Capitol Region Green Clearinghouse: An initiative, sponsored by the Capitol Region Council of Governments, which profiles region-wide efforts on sustainability.
- CT Green Bank: An innovative state-chartered bank that offers a range of financing solutions for homeowners, business owners, multi-family property owners, municipalities, and others.
- Eversource: The electric utility company serving the Hartford region, which has partnered with Hartford in various ways, including participating in the energy improvement district and financing special projects like the recent lightbulb swap.
- Eastern Connecticut State University Institute for Sustainable Energy: An educational institute that participates in Hartford’s climate efforts and promotes energy efficiency and sustainability in Connecticut through education, research, and technical support.
- Home Energy Affordability in Connecticut: The Affordability Gap (2016): A report prepared for Operation Fuel, examining the home energy affordability issue in the state.