Green Power Purchase Plan (Connecticut)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Green Power Purchase Plan|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Fuel Cells, Landfill Gas, Ocean Thermal, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind, Low-Emission Advanced Renewable-Energy Conversion Technologies|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Percent Renewables||Goal: 20% by 2010; 50% by 2020; 100% by 2050|
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-04-23|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-01-18|
In April 2004, Connecticut's governor signed an executive order directing state-government agencies and universities to purchase an increasing amount of electricity generated by renewable resources. Under terms of the order, the state government has a goal to increase "Class I" renewable energy purchases to 20% of electricity used in 2010, 50% in 2020 and 100% in 2050. The order also authorizes the use of savings generated by state energy efficiency and conservation projects to fund green power purchases.
Class I renewable energy resources include solar, wind, new sustainable biomass, landfill gas, fuel cells (using renewable or non-renewable fuels), ocean thermal power, wave or tidal power, low-emission advanced renewable-energy conversion technologies, and new run-of-the-river hydropower facilities with a maximum capacity of five megawatts (MW).
In 2006, Governor Rell issued Connecticut's Energy Vision for a Cleaner, Greener State, which sets a separate set of goals for the state. Specifically, it states that by 2020, 20% of all energy used and sold in the State will come from renewable (clean) resources. See the Energy Vision for additional goals.
The State of Connecticut has made the Environmental Protection Agency's National Top 50 Green Power Partnership (R) list from 2009-2012. Contracts in place for 2012 represent 107,618,005 kWh of green power, or 17% of Connecticut state government’s electric load. See EPA Green Power Partnership for more information.
|Contact Name||Sean Pappas|
|Department||Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Address||79 Elm Street|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Executive Order 32|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.