Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Connecticut Light & Power - Small ZREC Tariff
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 80.97 (for Year 3 round of solicitation)

Tariff for Small ZREC determined through PURA

Eligible System Size 100 kW AC or less

Equipment Requirements Must have been installed after July 1, 2011
Start Date 2013-01-08

Funding Source RPS

Installation Requirements Must be located behind the meter and have a dedicated ZREC meter

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Utility

Program Budget $2.6 Million (Small ZREC Budget for 2014)

Terms 15-year standard contract
Program Administrator Connecticut Light & Power
Date added to DSIRE 2012-12-31
Last DSIRE Review 2014-12-12

References DSIRE[1]


In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and creating two new classes of renewable energy credits (RECs): Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credits (ZRECs) and Low Emission Renewable Energy Credits (LRECs). A Zero Emission Renewable Energy Facility is one that produces no emissions, such as solar, wind, or hydro. Owners of these facilities now have an opportunity to sell their ZRECs to the utility.

In coordination with the state's other investor-owned utility, Connecticut Light & Power offers owners of small ZREC projects (less than or equal to 100 kW) the opportunity to enroll in the Small ZREC Tariff Program. Current CL&P Small ZREC Tariff rate is $80.97 per REC.

The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sellers must register with NEPOOL Generation Information System and must apply to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and be qualified as a RPS Class 1 generator. Equipment must be located behind the meter and have a dedicated ZREC meter. Customers may not have received funding or grants for the system from the state's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (although customers that have received low cost financing are eligible).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name LREC/ZREC Solicitation Information
Department Connecticut Light & Power

Address 66 Curtis Street

Place New Britain, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06052
Phone (877) 947-3873


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: S.B. 1243 (Public Act 11-80)
Date Effective 2011-07-01
Date Enacted 2011-07-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"