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Connecticut REC Program Overview and Status

Current 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The LREC/ZREC Program has been replaced by the Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program.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.


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 No. 11-12-06 on April 4, 2012 (PDF).

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

Download the amended LREC/ZREC Solicitation Plan (PDF) effective April 29, 2021, for the Low and Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit Program. 

Program Status

Program Status as of May 1, 2024
CategoryInitially AwardedActiveTerminatedIn-Service (with RDAD**)Approx. MW In-Service
Year 1 RFP
Large ZREC21138137.33
Medium ZREC473116315.26
Year 1 Small
Small ZREC214134801344.70
Year 2 RFP
Large ZREC19118116.33
Medium ZREC704327437.98
Year 2 Small
Small ZREC2771681091686.89
Year 3 RFP
Large ZREC3216161612.59
Medium ZREC955144518.85
Year 3 Small
Small ZREC402 1772251776.19
Year 4 RFP
Large ZREC5320332012.37
Medium ZREC922864284.21
Year 4 Small
Small ZREC3141461681465.61
Year 5 RFP
Large ZREC3720172012.78
Medium ZREC603723376.53
Year 5 Small
Small ZREC42723119623110.81
Year 6 RFP
Large ZREC443683523.62
Medium ZREC8757305710.71
Year 6 Small
Small ZREC3161621541627.40
Year 7 RFP
Large ZREC 4530152817.97
Medium ZREC804634448.73
Year 7 Small
Small ZREC43027915125213.56
Year 8 RFP
Large ZREC 20119108.48
Medium ZREC552431244.44
Year 9 RFP
Large ZREC 32211156.57
Medium ZREC562333173.34
Year 9/10 Small
Small ZREC301209921667.60
Year 10 RFP
Large ZREC 37172095.18
Medium ZREC945341346.54
Running Totals3,9602,2171,7432,072341.63

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