Windham Homeowners and Renters Encouraged to Participate in Home Energy Solutions

Windham residents are encouraged to participate in Home Energy Solutions℠, a convenient, in-home service provided by Eversource and Energize Connecticut. Home Energy Solutions includes an energy assessment and on-the-spot energy improvements performed by an Eversource-authorized contractor. This service is valued at an average of $1,000 and saves a typical customer $200 each year. The cost … Read moreWindham Homeowners and Renters Encouraged to Participate in Home Energy Solutions

Visit www.GoSolarCT.com

Introducing the new GoSolarCT.com website! It’s easier than ever for Connecticut consumers to find reliable, trusted information about residential solar energy. Our new website is a one-stop resource for those looking to learn about solar, understand different options, and make informed decisions. GoSolarCT.com has a fresh new look and useful tools to guide consumers on … Read moreVisit www.GoSolarCT.com

Windham is a Clean Energy Community

The Clean Energy Communities program was developed by the CT Clean Energy Fund (now Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority or CEFIA) to encourage Towns to support the use of clean energy with a goal of improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To participate in the program communities must first make the municipal … Read moreWindham is a Clean Energy Community

More Things You Can Do to Save Energy!

Actions Turn lights off when not needed. Turn computers off when not in use. Reduce phantom loads – unplug appliances that may draw energy even if they are turned off (e.g., TVs, DVDs, phone chargers, speakers). Replace incandescent light bulbs (task lights especially) with compact fluorescent spirals or LEDs. Eliminate or turn off light fixtures … Read moreMore Things You Can Do to Save Energy!

Water Department’s Solar Project. Up and running

Over the last year we have been working in conjunction with a CT based company, DBS Energy, installing a ground mount 100 kW PV photovoltaic solar array at the Water Department facility. This solar system consists of (442) 230 watt solar panels, totaling (34) strings of (13) panels. This has a DC voltage rating of just over 100 kW.

The system is projected to produce an annual AC voltage production of 111kW at the meter. This should equate to $15,500 annually. Additional benefits shall include $2,900 in Class 1 Renewable Energy Credits per year from the CT Clean Energy Fund. As well as, lowering the demand on oil, gasoline, coal, Sulfur Oxides and green house gases which all contributes to a healthier environment.

This system is expected to produce 10% of our annual electric consumption. The system will be monitored and will track the production history 24/7. You can see the dashboard by copying the following link, and pasting it into your browser:  http://www.mypvpower.com/dashboard/1328

This project totaled $571,000. We applied for and received a grant from the Ct Clean Energy Fund in the amount of $389,970. The Water Department’s portion of the project was $181,000, which was funded by the Department’s capitol improvement reserves. The Water Department’s contribution has an anticipated pay back of 11 years, with a life expectancy of 25 years.

The customer rates were not impacted/increased due to the Windham Water Commission’s prudent and practical planning.

Jim Hooper

Superintendent

Oportunidades de análisis de eficiencia energética

Servicios Ofrecidos:  Oportunidades de análisis de eficiencia energética: OEEB puede identificar el potencial de oportunidades para la colocación de alta eficiencia energética y las medidas de conservación en coordinación con los programas existentes de Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund cuales son ofrecidos a través de servicios de electricidad y gas. Para más información: EnergyFlyer_OEEB_SpanishEnglish 342014