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How to Become a SCEF Subscriber

We're accepting applications for SCEF, a shared clean energy program designed to provide eligable electric customers with an opportunity to receive benefits from locally generated, renewable and low carbon energy sources in Connecticut.

Who's Eligible?

Most eligible customers will automatically qualify for a subscription without needing to apply. We'll let you know if you're one of these customers and are selected to receive a SCEF subscription. 

A small number of subscriptions will be available for voluntary enrollment. Only customers that meet income requirements or who otherwise may not be able to install a clean energy generation at their home or business are eligible to apply.

Residential Customers

To apply as a residential customer, you must be income-eligible or a residential customer who cannot install solar on their home.

Income-eligibility guidelines

Income limits for:

Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Sherman

1 Person Household2 Person Household3 Person Household4 Person Household5 Person Household6 Person Household7 Person Household8 Person Household
$78,750$90,000$101,250$101,875$112,438$130,438$139,438$148,438

Income limits for:

Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton 

1 Person Household2 Person Household3 Person Household4 Person Household5 Person Household6 Person Household7 Person Household8 Person Household
$89,438$102,188$114,938$127,688$137,938$148,125$158,375$168,563

Income limits for:

All other municipalities

1 Person Household2 Person Household3 Person Household4 Person Household5 Person Household6 Person Household7 Person Household8 Person Household
$78,250$89,438$100,625$111,750$120,750$129,688$138,625$147,563

Even if you don't meet income guidelines, you're eligible to apply as a residential customer who cannot install solar if you're:

  • A renter or other customer that does not have control of their roof OR
  • A customer whose home is not suitable for solar (e.g. your roof is too shaded or structurally unsuitable)

How to apply

If you believe you meet the eligibility guidelines, you can submit an application. You may be asked to submit documentation to verify your eligibility.

If you qualify, you'll be entered into a lottery. We'll notify applicants that are selected. Capacity is limited and only Eversource can enroll you in the program.

I qualify and want to apply as a residential customer

Non-Residential Customers

To apply as a non-residential customer you must be one of the following customer types:

Low-income service organization
A low-income service organization is a for-profit or nonprofit organization that provides service or assistance to low-income individuals.

Affordable housing facility

  •  Tier I: Multifamily properties that are on a list of properties identified by Connecticut's Housing Agencies as either participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (“LIHTC”) or that contain a majority of households earning 80% or less of AMI as set by HUD.
  • Tier II: Multifamily properties with 5 or more units that are identified by Eversource as properties where more than 66% of the residents have a household income at or below 60% of SMI based on participation in the EnergizeCT Multifamily Initiative.
  • Tier III: Multifamily properties that apply for review by the Agencies, are determined to meet the eligibility requirements of an affordable multifamily dwelling by the Agencies, and are approved as an affordable housing facility by PURA.

Commercial customer
A commercial customer includes any commercial or industrial customer, including small business customers.

State customer
A state customer must belong to an office, department, board, council, commission, institution or constituent unit of the state system of higher education, technical high school or other agency in the executive, legislative or judicial branches of the state of Connecticut.

Municipal customer
A municipal customer must represent a municipality in the state of Connecticut.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the eligibility guidelines, you can submit an application. If you qualify, you'll be entered into a lottery. We'll notify applicants that are selected. Capacity is limited and only Eversource can enroll you in the program.

I qualify and want to apply as a non-residential customer