The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff (Connecticut)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||The United Illuminating Company - Small ZREC Tariff|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Small Hydroelectric|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 112.54 per ZREC (for Year 2 round of solicitation) |
|Eligible System Size||100 kW AC or less|
|Installation Requirements||Must be located behind the meter and have a dedicated ZREC meter|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits||Utility|
|Terms||15-year standard contract|
|Program Administrator||United Illuminating|
In July 2011, Connecticut enacted legislation amending the state's Renewables Portfolio Standard 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, the United Illuminating (UI) Company offers owners of small ZREC projects (less than or equal to 100 kW) the opportunity to enroll in the Small ZREC Tariff Program. The UI Small ZREC Tariff rate was set at $112.54 for Year 2 of the program. 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).
|Contact Name||LREC/ZREC Solicitation Information|
|Department||The United Illuminating Company|
|Address||157 Church St|
|Place||New Haven, Connecticut|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||S.B. 1243 (Public Act 11-80)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.