Energy, Efficiency, and Conservation
We know energy bills are high and apartments, condos, and buildings are often inefficient. The Sustainability Office hosts a number of resources offered by a wide variety of organizations to help you lower your usage and electric bills, and help make sure the lights stay on!
Are you in need of energy assistance?
Energy costs are a big burden on residents, the State of Connecticut Home Energy Assistance program helps resident who may not be able to pay their utility bills.
Alliance for Community Empowerment is administering this program for City of Bridgeport residents, this program can provide assistance to eligible residents to ensure services remain on and bills are paid.
For more information, please visit Alliance for Community Empower Energy Assistance
Reminder: Ask for a card to enroll in the Connecticut Weatherization Program when you apply
Connecticut Electric Bicycle Incentive Program
The Connecticut E-bike rebate program has launched!
To support the deployment of electric bikes in CT, DEEP is providing rebates for e-bikes up to $500 (Voucher), and providing an additional $1000 rebate (Voucher+) if you live in an environmental justice community, are enrolled in public assistance programs, OR have an income 300% below the Federal Poverty level.
This means Bridgeport residents are entitled to a voucher/rebate up to $1500 towards the purchase of a new e-bike!
Important to know:
You MUST apply and get approved before purchasing your e-bike and be over 18 to apply
Vouchers MUST be used within 90 days and at a participating e-bike retailer location
The closest retailer is in New Haven,
Your e-bike must be on the approved e-bike list and have a MSRP lower than $3,000, E-bike approved list
Steps to apply:
What you will need: Drivers license, CT Non-driver ID, or Utility bill within last three months (Proof of residency), documentation or membership card showing enrollment in public assistance programs within the past 12 months.
- Apply through this link, as soon as possible. Click “Get Started”
- When asked if you would like to apply for a Voucher+, select yes, and click the assistance program or select EJ community
- *If you select a public assistance program you will need to upload documentation
- **The City of Bridgeport is an environmental justice community so all residents fall under that eligibility criteria
- Read the program terms and conditions
- Fill in your personal information, if you do not have a current driver’s license, select that option. If you have a CT Non-driver ID, enter the number, if not leave blank and you will be asked to provide a utility bill (within the last three months)
- Next upload a photo copy of your document showing proof of residency
- Your application will then be automatically submitted
Review of applications will begin on June 28th, and Voucher+ applicants will be given first priority
Directions to closest e-bike retailer: The closest e-bike retailer is in New Haven, at 845 Chapel Street, the shop can be reached by taking the train from Downtown Bridgeport train station to the New Haven train station, and then walking (13 minutes) to 845 Chapel Street or by taking the 268, 271, or 272 bus to the shop (about 10 minutes) from the train station.
CHEAPR (Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Rebate)
Offers incentives to Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a licensed Connecticut automobile dealership. Incentive amounts currently range from $4,250 for an eligible new battery electric (BEV), $2,250 for a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), and up to $9,500 for a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) when a Standard Rebate is combined with Rebate+ New for Rebate+ qualified individuals