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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 August 3, 2018 for the Low and Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit Program. 

Program Status as of August 1, 2018
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 277 168 109 168 6.89
Year 3 LREC 24 17 7 17 10.21
  Large ZREC 32 16 16 16 12.59
  Medium ZREC 95 52 43 49 8.53
  Small ZREC 402  179 223 173 6.07
Year 4 LREC 22 13 9 7 8.52
  Large ZREC 53 20 33 19 11.41
  Medium ZREC 92 28 64 25 3.75
  Small ZREC 314 165 149 135 5.12
Year 5 LREC 22 16 6 8 4.57
  Large ZREC 37 33 4 10 7.05
  Medium ZREC 59 50 9 21 3.56
  Small ZREC 427 425 2 72 2.74
Year 6 RFP  LREC  20 19 1  2 0.84
   Large ZREC 44 44 0  2 0.95
   Medium ZREC  87 86 1  7 1.25
Year 6
Small ZREC  156 156 0  1 0.01
Year 7 RFP  LREC Anticipated opening: August 2018* 
  Large ZREC  Anticipated opening: August 2018*
  Medium ZREC Anticipated opening: August 2018*
Year 7 Small  Small ZREC Anticipated opening: First quarter, 2019*
Total 2,562 1,731 831 976 131.64

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

All dates are subject to change without notice.

 


 

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