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Status & Overview

As part of Public Act 11-80 signed into law by Gov. Malloy on July 1, 2011, the state of Connecticut directed Eversource and The United Illuminating Company (UI) to launch a 22-year program to promote, fund and expand “behind the meter” renewable generation. 

“Behind the meter” refers to projects that are located behind the utility’s customer revenue meter.

This LREC/ZREC program creates a market-driven bidding process for projects to compete to obtain a 15-year revenue stream from the sale of RECs to the electric utilities.  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved Eversource and UI’s LREC/ZREC Program solicitation process, contracts and additional methods in Docket No. 11-12-06 on April 4, 2012.

PURA has assigned this Program and its associated filings and decisions under Docket No. 11-12-06, which can be found on CT.gov.

Download the amended LREC/ZREC Solicitation Plan effective April 27, 2017 for the Low and Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit Program. 

Program Status as of ​August 1, 2017
Event Category Initially Awarded Active Terminated In-Service (with RDAD**) Approx. MW In-Service
Year 1 LREC 12 6 6 6 3.36
  Large ZREC 21 13 8 13 7.33
  Medium ZREC 47 31 16 31 5.26
  Small ZREC 214 134 80 134 4.70
Year 2 LREC 16 6 10 6 2.62
  Large ZREC 19 11 8 11 6.33
  Medium ZREC 70 43 27 43 7.98
  Small ZREC 277 168 109 166 6.70
Year 3 LREC 23 17 6 16 9.49
  Large ZREC 32 16 16 15 11.62
  Medium ZREC 95 52 43 45 7.92
  Small ZREC 389  185 204 142 5.12
Year 4 LREC 22 ​22 0 3 1.87
  Large ZREC 53 46 7 5 2.24
  Medium ZREC ​91 ​78 13 15 2.05
  Small ZREC ​314 ​305 9 40 ​1.55
Year 5 LREC 22 22​ 0 ​1 ​0.40
  Large ZREC 37 35 ​2 ​0 ​0.00
  Medium ZREC 60 57​ 3 4 ​0.80
  Small ZREC 259 259 ​0 ​0 ​0.00
Year 6 LREC ​Opened April 27, 2017
  Large ZREC ​Opened April 27, 2017
  Medium ZREC ​Opened April 27, 2017
  Small ZREC Anticipated Opening: Q1 2018*
Total ​2,073 ​​1,506 ​​​​​​​567 ​​​696 ​87.32

* Dates are subject to change without notice.
** REC Delivery Acceptance Date.

All dates are subject to change without notice.


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