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Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility (SCEF) Program

The statewide SCEF Program was developed pursuant to Section 7(a)(1)(C) of Public Act 18-50, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future, codified as Section 16-244z(a)(1)(C) of the General Statutes of Connecticut. The statewide SCEF Program seeks the deployment of new or incremental Class I renewable generation projects ranging in size from 100 to 4,000 kW (AC) for a 20-year term. Eligible projects are chosen through a competitive bidding procurement process each year, for a total of 6 years. The program capacity is up to 25 MW per year. The first procurement occurred in 2020.

Year 2 Procurement

By Final Decision dated April 28, 2021, in Docket No. 19-07-01RE02, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the Modified Program Requirements, the Year 2 Request for Proposal (Year 2 RFP), Appendix A: Subscriber Terms and Conditions, and Appendix B: Submittal to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for the Year 2 procurement cycle of the statewide SCEF Program.
 
Pursuant to the Final Decision, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company (together, the EDCs) have jointly issued the Year 2 RFP on April 30, 2021, for the submission of Project Bid filings. To download and view the Year 2 RFP program documents, please visit Eversource's or UI's SCEF webpage at:
Bidders must submit their Project Bid filing with the relevant EDC on or before the bid due date established by the EDCs in the Year 2 RFP. Bidders must also email a copy of their entire Project Bid filing to DEEP at DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov on or before the same date.
 
Concurrent with a Project Bid filing with the relevant EDC in response to the Year 2 RFP, a Bidder must also submit the following information and affidavits with DEEP on or before the bid due date established by the EDCs in the Year 2 RFP. A Bidder's responses to these items are collectively known as the Bidder's Appendix B Submittal:
  • Responses to all questions outlined in Appendix B: Submittal to DEEP;
  • An affidavit attesting to the veracity of statements made to DEEP;
  • An affidavit by the Bidder attesting to the Bidder's control of the project site;
  • An affidavit by the project site owner attesting to the Bidder's control of the project site (required only if the Bidder and the project site owner are not the same person or entity); and
  • A copy of the notification email the Bidder has received from the relevant EDC confirming that the Project Bid has been submitted successfully.
The affidavit forms, Appendix B questions and further instructions are available in PDF and Word formats:
Bidders must file their Appendix B Submittal with DEEP at DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov on or before the bid due date established by the EDCs in the Year 2 RFP. Bidders must also email a copy of their entire Appendix B Submittal to the relevant EDC at SCEF@Eversource.com or SCEF@uinet.com on or before the same date.

NOTE:  DEEP presently oversees a separate SCEF program on a pilot basis. Details about the SCEF pilot program and the three projects selected to participate in that program are available on DEEP's webpage for the
Shared Clean Energy Facility Pilot Program.
Content last updated on May 10, 2021