Program Shared Clean Energy Facility (SCEF) Program
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Connecticut
Administrator Eversource and United Illuminating
Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

Residents or businesses can choose to invest in, or lease, a renewable energy system installation on the rooftops of their homes or businesses, or on their properties. However, some Connecticut residents and businesses are either not able to, or elect not to, invest in or lease an individual property installation for a variety of reasons (e.g., high installation costs, unsuitable rooftop orientation, shaded property, or because they rent instead of own their properties). Subscription to a shared clean energy facility (SCEF) provides an option that can be used to overcome such barriers, thereby expanding access to renewable energy to more households and businesses in the state. A SCEF enables multiple customers to benefit directly from that facility's energy production. The SCEF program is authorized by Public Act No. 18-50 and allows Connecticut customers to participate in the renewables market when their home or facility cannot support renewable energy production. The SCEF program is a six-year competitive procurement program that will support up to 150 MW of new clean power generation in Connecticut; Public Act No. 22-14 expanded the program to 50 MW a year, up from 25 MW a year.

Selected SCEF program generators will be provided with a 20-year tariff term from either Eversouce or United Illuminating (UI). SCEF projects will result in credits that will be applied to the bills of participating electric customers at no cost to those customers. Contact Eversource's or UI's SCEF representatives for more information.

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