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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 29, 2021, for the Low and Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit Program. 

Program Status as of August 1, 2021
Category Initially Awarded Active Terminated In-Service (with RDAD**) Approx. MW In-Service
Year 1 RFP
LREC 12 6 6 6 3.36
Large ZREC 21 13 8 13 7.33
Medium ZREC 47 31 16 31 5.26
Year 1 Small
Small ZREC 214 134 80 134 4.70
Year 2 RFP
LREC 16 6 10 6 2.62
Large ZREC 19 11 8 11 6.33
Medium ZREC 70 43 27 43 7.98
Year 2 Small
Small ZREC 277 168 109 168 6.89
Year 3 RFP
LREC 24 17 7 17 10.27
Large ZREC 32 16 16 16 12.59
Medium ZREC 95 51 44 51 8.85
Year 3 Small
Small ZREC 402  177 225 176 6.17
Year 4 RFP
LREC 22 8 14 8 9.48
Large ZREC 53 20 33 20 12.37
Medium ZREC 92 28 64 28 4.21
Year 4 Small
Small ZREC 314 146 168 146 5.61
Year 5 RFP
LREC 22 11 11 11 7.46
Large ZREC 37 20 17 20 12.78
Medium ZREC 60 37 23 37 6.53
Year 5 Small
Small ZREC 427 231 196 231 10.81
Year 6 RFP
LREC 20 9 11 9 6.77
Large ZREC 44 36 8 30 19.81
Medium ZREC 87 57 30 55 10.42
Year 6 Small
Small ZREC 316 169 147 159 7.13
Year 7 RFP
LREC 14 12 2 9 10.70
Large ZREC  45 34 11 22 15.16
Medium ZREC 80 50 30 34 6.82
Year 7 Small
Small ZREC 430 356 74 140 6.56
Year 8 RFP
LREC 26 25 1 4 3.85
Large ZREC  20 20 0 4 2.88
Medium ZREC 55 47 8 13 2.71
Year 9 RFP
LREC 21 21 0 1 0.3
Large ZREC  24 23 1 1 0.38
Medium ZREC 56 56 0 2 0.37
Year 9/10 Small
Small ZREC 70 70 0 0 0
Year 10 RFP
LREC Opened April 30, 2021
Large ZREC  Opened April 30, 2021
Medium ZREC Opened April 30, 2021
Running Totals 3,494 2,089 1,405 1,656 245.45

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


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