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LRECs, Large/Medium ZRECs in Connecticut

Program Status

The LREC/ZREC Program has been replaced by the Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program. LREC/ZREC bids and applications are no longer being accepted. Please click here to be redirected to the NRES Program Page. If you have questions about the LREC/ZREC Program at Eversource, please email or call 844-726-7573.

This webinar provides detailed information on LRECs

On an annual basis, Eversource and United Illuminating will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit competitive bids for the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

RECs must be produced from qualifying projects in the following categories:

  • LREC projects up to 2,000 kW
  • ZREC projects in the medium size category, which is >100 kW and <250 kW
  • ZREC projects in the large size category, which is for projects ≥250 kW and ≤1000 kW.

Bidders may submit bids subject to a price cap (to be determined during each solicitation) for LRECs, Medium and Large ZRECs. If Eversource selects a bid from a project, the bidder will have the opportunity to enter into a 15-year contract to sell its RECs to Eversource (the buyer) at the fixed price of their bid.

Previous RFP Results

RFP YearIssue DateFinal Selected Final Procurement Plans & Contracts Approved By PURA
1 May 1, 2012 80 Feb. 1, 2013
2April 25, 2013105Jan. 16, 2014
3April 24, 2014151Jan. 14, 2015
4April 30, 2015167April 1, 2016
5April 28, 2016118February 28, 2017
6aApril 27, 201777September 11, 2017
6bSeptember 25, 201774May 14, 2018
7August 9, 2018139May 13, 2019
8April 30, 2019101October 29, 2019
9April 30, 2020101January 22, 2021
10April 30, 2021TBDTBD

More detailed information regarding previous LREC/ZREC RFP results is also available. 

Key Documents

Year 1 detailed results:

Year 2 detailed results:

Year 3 detailed results:

Year 4 detailed results:

Year 5 detailed results:

Year 6 detailed results:

Year 7 detailed results:

Year 8 detailed results:

Year 9 detailed results:

Year 10 detailed results:

Copies of the specific contracts associated with these RFP’s are on file with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). Although a regulated utility, Eversource is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"). FOIA requests should be directed to PURA. For your convenience, click here to access the PURA website.

Key Documents for Year 10 LREC/ZREC RFP