Scroll over (or tap) the photos below to learn about PACE’s work in 2022.
PACE Energy Model
To date, PACE has provided energy models to 34 towns in Connecticut. With this baseline analysis, a town can then create an energy plan. PACE now has the data to run the energy model for all 169 towns in the state.
State Level Advocacy
PACE played a pivotal role in forming the Coalition for Sensible Solar Regulation - group which helped to pass Solar Bill SB176 increasing commercial solar in Connecticut. PACE also gave several presentation at the Comprehensive Energy Strategy technical meetings and regularly provides recommendation to the Energy Efficiency Board.
With help from PACE, Bethel and West Hartford received $30,000 in Community Partnership Initiative grants and achieved their respective goals for home energy audits. Stonington and East Hampton began HeatSmart campaigns. Middletown and Branford are starting round 2 of HeatSmart campaigns.
PACE team members tabled at Earth Day events and energy fairs and presented talks on climate change. PACE offers many educational and consultation services to communities.
Green Energy Initiative
PACE helped Kent and the other communities of the Northwest corner with the kickoff event for their Green Initiative, a plan to transition their communities to clean, renewable energy.
In 2022, PACE has been collaborating with various entities including the CT Green Bank, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Eversource and others to improve energy data collection and standardization, and program implementation.
CT Energy Network Webinars
PACE co-hosted four energy webinars in 2022
• Local Energy Action
• Why Local Solar for All Costs Less
• Introduction to Heat Pumps and Energize CT Consulting Service
• Energy Labelling
PACE has begun to design a GIS energy dashboard. This tool will help towns learn about their energy consumption and provide data for energy planning.
PACE Team Expands
Freddy Heat Pump has joined the PACE team and is making appearances throughout Connecticut. Also, joining the team are UCONN student Liam Enea, Stanford student Sebastian Andrews, and data analyst Erica Eliashevsky.