The Connecticut General Assembly made submetering of multi-unit buildings legal in the state this year, but a conflict has arisen because a utility, United Illuminating, says submetered buildings are not eligible for energy efficiency incentives.
Submetering allows building owners to charge individual tenants for the energy they actually use, rather than splitting up the cost on a pro-rata basis among tenants. Proponents of submetering say it causes tenants to save energy. But now, UI is refusing to pay a New Haven developer about $3.1 million in efficiency incentives at his mixed-use, high rise, according to The Hartford Business Journal.
Read more at Energy Manager Today.