SourceOne, the energy management and advisory services subsidiary of Veolia Energy North America, has secured a contract to perform energy services for six Connecticut municipalities.

The six Connecticut municipalities selected for energy services include Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and Westbrook.

The contract requires SourceOne to develop energy efficiency measures to achieve energy savings of at least 5% across all six communities, with an emphasis on projects that involve regional cooperation and savings.

The project, which will include energy audits, renewable energy assessments, procurement review and assistance, incentive research, short and long term energy conservation projects, and project planning, will be funded with a $250,000 grant from the State Office of Policy and Management.

The project forms part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, which was created to assist US cities, counties and states to develop, promote, implement and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects.

The entities in the State of Connecticut are eligible to receive up to $24.5m under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) that has appropriated $3.2bn for EECBGs to be distributed by the US Department of Energy across the country.