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Energy City

Wind turbines, solar panels, hydropower and fuel cells are just a few of the alternative energy technologies you will discover in the newly-updated Energy City. As you tour this virtual city, add up the savings of “smart energy” behaviors, and measure how your energy uses affect our planet.

  • Map the paths of electricity through a model of a city, including some of Hartford’s most recognizable buildings.
  • Spin a crank to see which types of light bulbs are most efficient.
  • Tour the Energy Conservation House and take part in search-and-find activities.
  • Play energy savers pinball.
  • Calculate your personal carbon footprint.


Energy City has been funded by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Technical support has been provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory.


Energy City

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund & Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund offers financial incentives and educational programs to encourage homeowners, companies, municipalities, and other institutions to support renewable energy and lead the state to a brighter energy future.

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund offers financial incentives, technical assistance and educational programs designed to make it easy for residents, businesses and municipalities to get in the habit of using energy more efficiently – to save money, energy and the environment. For more information, visit the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund website at


eesmarts is an energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy learning initiative of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Administered by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating, the vision of eesmarts is to facilitate students’ understanding of the science, math and technology related to clean, renewable energy and electricity in order to create an energy-efficient ethic among all school-age students in Connecticut. All schools in Connecticut are eligible for this free one-of-a-kind program.