Norwich Public Utilities (NPU)

A municipally owned utility serving Norwich, CT with
natural gas, electricity, water and sewer services.


Fall 2014

Message from the General Manager

Minding your business.

john-bildaWelcome to the inaugural issue of PrimaryLines, NPU's newsletter focused entirely on our commercial customers. We hope this quarterly publication will provide you with information, resources and ideas that are helpful to your business.

In the coming months, PrimaryLines will bring you updates on NPU projects and programs, insights from our leadership group, and news that is of interest to businesses of any size operating in our region.


Norwich Public Utilities, CMEEC complete microgrid project at Backus Hospital

gridOn July 22, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) and the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) announced the completion of a $9 million microgrid generation project that will bring additional backup power capabilities to the Backus Hospital and provide electricity to a number of critical facilities adjacent to the site in the event of a large-scale power outage.


NPU supports lighting project for NFA athletic fields

In September, NPU announced its support for the new athletic field lighting at Norwich Free Academy. NPU is providing $125,000 in support through conservation and economic development funds from NPU in partnership with Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC).

The energy-efficient lighting was officially turned on as the Wildcats defeated the East Lyme Vikings in the first NFA football game played under the lights on Friday, September 19.


5 simple steps from the SBA to make your office more energy efficient

sbaThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great resource for small businesses looking for ideas and direction in a number of areas, including energy efficiency. The SBA’s website ( provides the following tips saving energy and money related to your office equipment:


Enjoy pizza while charging your electric car: Illiano’s in Norwich offers a unique customer experience

illianosVinceo Race, the owner of Illiano's Grill wanted to offer his customers the opportunity to charge their electric vehicles while eating at his well-known establishment. He reached out to NPU to see if any programs or incentives existed that would support his idea.

Working with NPU, Vinceo was able to partner with the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Norwich Clean Cities to secure incentives to find public access charging stations for hybrid cars.



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