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Wilton Go Green receives energy grant

With an Energize CT check for $2,200 to Wilton Go Green are, from left in front, Alison Reznik, Wilton Go Green, Vivian Perez, HE-Energy Solutions, Stephanie Weiner, New England Smart Energy Group, Dana Gips, Wilton Go Green, Natalia Sudyka, Eversource, and Tracy Allston, Eversource. In back are, Jana Bertkau, left, and  Daphne Dixon, both of Wilton Go GreenAs a result of nearly 90 Wilton homeowners participating in the Home Energy Solutions campaign last year, Wilton Go Green recently received a grant of $2,200. For every resident that signed up for the in-home service provided by Eversource and Energize Connecticut, Wilton Go Green received $25 from New England Smart Energy Group and HE Energy Solutions, the companies who participated in the campaign.

During an HES visit, Eversource-certified technicians conduct a detailed evaluation of a home’s energy efficiency. Problems like inefficient lighting or leaks that let heated or cooled air escape are fixed right away. The visit costs $99, but the services received are valued at more than $1,000, according to a press release. The fee is waived for income-eligible residents.

“Our community Home Energy Solutions campaigns are a great way for people to save energy and money long-term while also helping out their community,” Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesman Enoch Lenge said. “We saw a fantastic response from Wilton and look forward to working with the town and Wilton Go Green on future energy saving initiatives.”

In 2013, Wilton signed Energize Connecticut’s  pledge, committing to reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20%, attain 20% of municipal electricity needs from renewable sources, and take other actions to support the deployment of clean energy by 2018.

Since Wilton signed the pledge, residents and businesses that take advantage of Energize Connecticut energy efficiency solutions, like HES, can help the town earn a grant, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. These “Bright Idea Grants” can be used on a community-selected energy-saving project, like the installation of an electric car charging station at town hall or new LED lighting for a school.

For information or to sign-up for Home Energy Solutions, visit  or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).