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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The LREC/ZREC Program has been replaced by the Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program.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 lrec.zrec@eversource.com or call 844-726-7573.

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 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 CT.gov.

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 November 1, 2022
CategoryInitially AwardedActiveTerminatedIn-Service (with RDAD**)Approx. MW In-Service
Year 1 RFP
LREC126663.36
Large ZREC21138137.33
Medium ZREC473116315.26
Year 1 Small
Small ZREC214134801344.70
Year 2 RFP
LREC1661062.62
Large ZREC19118116.33
Medium ZREC704327437.98
Year 2 Small
Small ZREC2771681091686.89
Year 3 RFP
LREC241771710.27
Large ZREC3216161612.59
Medium ZREC955144518.85
Year 3 Small
Small ZREC402 1772251776.19
Year 4 RFP
LREC2281489.48
Large ZREC5320332012.37
Medium ZREC922864284.21
Year 4 Small
Small ZREC3141461681465.61
Year 5 RFP
LREC221111117.46
Large ZREC3720172012.78
Medium ZREC603723376.53
Year 5 Small
Small ZREC42723119623110.81
Year 6 RFP
LREC2091196.77
Large ZREC443683523.62
Medium ZREC8757305710.71
Year 6 Small
Small ZREC3161631531617.33
Year 7 RFP
LREC141221012.5
Large ZREC 4532132616.14
Medium ZREC804832418.23
Year 7 Small
Small ZREC43029014022011.33
Year 8 RFP
LREC262061825.35
Large ZREC 19127108.48
Medium ZREC552728244.44
Year 9 RFP
LREC2121084.77
Large ZREC 2419531.21
Medium ZREC56506101.83
Year 9/10 Small
Small ZREC30329310633.00
Year 10 RFP
LREC191900-
Large ZREC 3730711.00
Medium ZREC9490451.07
Running Totals3,9472,4021,5441,878300.05

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