LRECs, Large/Medium ZRECs
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
||Final Procurement Plans & Contracts Approved By PURA
|| May 1, 2012
|| Feb. 1, 2013
||April 25, 2013
||Jan. 16, 2014
||April 24, 2014
||Jan. 14, 2015
||April 30, 2015
||April 1, 2016
||April 28, 2016
||February 28, 2017
||April 27, 2017
||September 11, 2017
||September 25, 2017
||May 14, 2017
||August 9, 2018
||May 13, 2019
||April 30, 2019
||October 29, 2019
||April 30, 2020
More detailed information regarding previous LREC/ZREC RFP results is also available.
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
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.
Year 9 RFP
Eversource will issue the Year 9 LREC/ZREC RFP on April 30, 2020, however the bid portal will not be capable of accepting bids until May 8, 2020.
The following schedule* is applicable to the Year 9 LREC/ZREC RFP:
|Release of RFP
||April 30, 2020
|Bidders Conference - Webinar Only
||June 8, 2020**
|Deadline for Submission of Questions
||June 12, 2020**
|Bid Forms Due
||July 13, 2020** by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding.
|Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders
||On or about August 13, 2020**
|Standard Contracts Execution
||After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders. Bidders will have to return partially executed contracts by the date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 business days.
|Standard Contract(s) Filed with PURA
||Following selection of winning Bidder(s) and execution of Standard Contracts during each Round.
|Commencement of Service
||In accordance with Standard Contracts
* Pursuant to Section 2.1 of the RFP, Schedule, the Companies, at their sole discretion, may modify the schedule at any time.
**Note - bold dates have changed since this chart was initially posted.
Key Documents for Year 9 LREC/ZREC RFP