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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  November 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 277 168 109 167 6.79
Year 3 LREC 24 18 6 16 9.49
  Large ZREC 32 16 16 16 12.59
  Medium ZREC 95 52 43 48 8.28
  Small ZREC 402  181 221 150 5.42
Year 4 LREC 22 14 8 3 1.87
  Large ZREC 53 21 32 9 4.33
  Medium ZREC 92 30 62 19 2.73
  Small ZREC 314 291 23 68 2.49
Year 5 LREC 22 21 1 3 0.82
  Large ZREC 37 35 2 0 0.00
  Medium ZREC 60 57 3 4 0.80
  Small ZREC 355 353 2 3 0.12
Year 6 RFP  LREC  9  0 0.00 
   Large ZREC 19  19   0 0.00 
   Medium ZREC  49 49   0 0.00 

Year 6
Small

Small ZREC Anticipated opening: First quarter, 2018*
Year 7 RFP  LREC Anticipated opening: April 2018* 
  Large ZREC  Anticipated opening: April 2018*
  Medium ZREC Anticipated opening: April 2018*
Year 7 Small  Small ZREC Anticipated opening: Q1 2019*
Total 2,261 1,578 683 750 93.31

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

All dates are subject to change without notice.

 


 

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