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Generate electricity on-site and benefit from higher energy efficiency and lower exposure to peak-demand rates.  Distributed generation (DG) describes onsite electricity generation.  Electricity generated at or near the site where it will be used is more reliable, more cost effective, and delivers more environmental benefits.   

Incentives from CNG

The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) is offering incentives to businesses that implement distributed generation projects. Businesses may choose among several incentives, depending on their needs. One option you may select is lower natural gas charges from CNG.  For more information, please review the DPUC Web site or contact CNG’s Manager of C&I Gas Sales, Erik Robie, at 203-499-2302.

Standby and Emergency Power

Given increasing pressure on the power grid it is increasingly important for some businesses to have back-up power capabilities.  Having on-site generation in place reduces the risks associated with outages and decreases exposure to high peak-demand electricity prices.

Environmental Benefits

Distributed generation builds on the environmental benefits offered by natural gas.  Natural gas is always an environmentally friendly choice, but reaping the efficiencies of local use (no energy is lost over power lines) make distributed generation a very efficient application. 


Two out of every three dollars of fuel used to produce electricity ends up as wasted heat.  However, by generating electricity onsite, your business may be able to use that heat and save money on your heating and cooling requirements.  Examples of combined heat and power technologies include engine-driven generators, microturbines, and fuel cells. 

did you know?

CNG was recognized by the EPA for reducing carbon emissions by an estimated half-million tons during 2006. 33 cogeneration projects netted carbon savings equivalent to taking 33,000 automobiles off the road or planting 50,000 acres of forest.

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