Renewable Portfolio Standards - Energy Efficiency Component (Connecticut)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Renewable Portfolio Standards - Energy Efficiency Component|
|Incentive Type||Energy Efficiency Resource Standard|
|Applicable Sector||Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utility, Retail Supplier|
|Eligible Technologies||Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category|| Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
|Electric Sales Reduction|| 4% of retail load must be met with Class III Resources by 2010
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-12-16|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-07-19|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
Established in 1998 and subsequently revised several times, Connecticut's renewables portfolio standard (RPS) requires each electric supplier and each electric distribution company wholesale supplier to obtain at least 23% of its retail load by using renewable energy by January 1, 2020. Specific to energy efficiency, the RPS also requires each electric supplier and each electric distribution company wholesale supplier to obtain at least 4% of its retail load by using combined heat and power (CHP) systems and energy efficiency by 2010. Separate portfolio standards are required for energy resources classified as "Class I," "Class II," or "Class III." Class III resources include: (1) customer-sited CHP systems, with a minimum operating efficiency of 50%, installed at commercial or industrial facilities in Connecticut on or after January 1, 2006; (2) electricity savings from conservation and load management programs that started on or after January 1, 2006, provided that on or after January 1, 2014, no such programs supported by ratepayers shall be eligible; and (3) systems that recover waste heat or pressure from commercial and industrial processes installed on or after April 1, 2007. The revenue from these credits must be divided between the customer and the state Conservation and Load Management Fund, depending on when the Class III systems are installed, whether the owner is residential or nonresidential, and whether the resources received state support.
Electric providers must meet the standard with at least 4% Class III sources by 2010, and thereafter, according to the following schedule:
- On and after 1/1/2007: 1% Class III
- On and after 1/1/2008: 2% Class III
- On and after 1/1/2009: 3% Class III
- On and after 1/1/2010: 4% Class III
More information about the entire RPS can be found on the DSIRE Connecticut RPS page.
|Contact Name||Cathie Bussolotta|
|Department||Public Utilities Regulatory Authority|
|Address||10 Franklin Square|
|Place||New Britain, Connecticut|
|Phone|| (860) 827-2674
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-245a et seq.|
|Date Enacted|| 1998 (subsequently amended)
|Authority 2:||S.B.1243 (Public Act 11-80)|
|Date Enacted|| 2011-07-01
|Authority 3:||S.B. 1138|
|Date Enacted|| 2013-06-05
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.