Renewable Portfolio Standards - Energy Efficiency Component (Connecticut)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Connecticut

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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs






































Electric Sales Reduction 4% of retail load must be met with Class III Resources by 2010






Website http://www.ct.gov/dpuc/cwp/view.asp?a=3354&q=415186
Date added to DSIRE 2010-12-16
Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-19
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2011-07-19


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

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.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Cathie Bussolotta
Department Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Address 10 Franklin Square

Place New Britain, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06051
Phone (860) 827-2674


Email cathie.bussolotta@ct.gov
Website http://www.ct.gov/dpuc/site/default.asp
     
     

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

Authority 1: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-245a et seq.
Date Effective 1998-07-01
Date Enacted 1998 (subsequently amended)


Authority 2: S.B.1243 (Public Act 11-80)
Date Effective 2011-07-01
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.[1]

References

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