E N E R G Y , E N V I R O N M E N T , E C O N O M Y
Energy Improvement District
Bridgeport, CT
US Conference of Mayors
Jun...
Energy Improvement District (EID)
 MISSION: to develop public policies and innovative
projects that will help lower munic...
EID Highlights
 Anaerobic Digester
 Residential Third Party Aggregation
 Solarize Bridgeport
 Commercial Property Asse...
Anaerobic Digester
 Capturing and generating energy from sewage sludge.
 Reduces 400 metric tons of CO2 emission/year.
...
Residential Third-Party Energy Aggregation
 Programs allows residents to purchase electrical
generation through Titan Ene...
Solarize Bridgeport!
 Enables residents to either purchase or lease Solar
PV systems at an approximate 35% reduced cost.
...
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy
(C-PACE)
 Provides financing at reduced rates for commercial
properties by plac...
EID Goals
 An “Opt-Out” Energy Aggregation System.
 Establishing a financing arm to provide capital to
local residential...
Mayor’s Conservation Corps
 Comprised of Bridgeport high school students.
 Canvass Bridgeport neighborhoods to educate
r...
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City of Bridgeport's Energy Improvement District

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The City of Bridgeport's Energy Improvement District, a program that is part of Mayor Bill Finch's BGreen 2020 initiative.

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City of Bridgeport's Energy Improvement District

  1. 1. E N E R G Y , E N V I R O N M E N T , E C O N O M Y Energy Improvement District Bridgeport, CT US Conference of Mayors June 22nd 2013
  2. 2. Energy Improvement District (EID)  MISSION: to develop public policies and innovative projects that will help lower municipal, residential and commercial energy costs; reduce the carbon footprint of the community; and enhance the investment climate and economic viability of the City of Bridgeport.
  3. 3. EID Highlights  Anaerobic Digester  Residential Third Party Aggregation  Solarize Bridgeport  Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C- PACE)
  4. 4. Anaerobic Digester  Capturing and generating energy from sewage sludge.  Reduces 400 metric tons of CO2 emission/year.  Saves $550,000/year in trucking fees.  Saves $530,000/year in disposal fees.  Generates $450,000/year worth of energy.
  5. 5. Residential Third-Party Energy Aggregation  Programs allows residents to purchase electrical generation through Titan Energy and Direct Energy at approximately 16% lower costs than that charged by the utility company.  595 enrollees.
  6. 6. Solarize Bridgeport!  Enables residents to either purchase or lease Solar PV systems at an approximate 35% reduced cost.  So far, the City’s residential solarization rate has increased by nearly 50%. The program ends July 31st, 2013.
  7. 7. Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)  Provides financing at reduced rates for commercial properties by placing the loan for energy efficiencies and alternative clean energy supply ahead of mortgages and collected through the City’s tax collection process.  The City of Bridgeport was the first municipality in the state to approve this program for its commercial businesses on September 17, 2012  There are currently 5 successful C-PACE projects in the City.
  8. 8. EID Goals  An “Opt-Out” Energy Aggregation System.  Establishing a financing arm to provide capital to local residential and business energy improvements.  Utilize gray water from water treatment plant to cool trash-to-energy plant.  Green Solar Park on Seaside Park Landfill.  Increase residential and commercial solarization.  Public outreach for energy efficiency education through the Mayor’s Conservation Corps.
  9. 9. Mayor’s Conservation Corps  Comprised of Bridgeport high school students.  Canvass Bridgeport neighborhoods to educate residents on recycling, weatherization, rain barrels, alternative energy, and how to adopt a tree.  Reached over 17,000 households annually.

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