Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility (SCEF) Program
With the passage of Public Act 22-14, the SCEF Program now allows projects ranging in size from 100 to 5,000 kilowatts (AC), starting in the Year 4 Procurement. Earlier SCEF procurements only allowed projects up to 4,000 kilowatts. Further, Public Act 22-14 increased the yearly program capacity from 25 megawatts to 50 megawatts.
If you are an Eversource or United Illuminating customer in Connecticut, you may be eligible for a SCEF subscription, which provides an on-bill credit to lower your energy bill! Please see the relevant webpage to determine your eligibility and apply:
Eversource: How to become a SCEF Subscriber
United Illuminating: How to become a SCEF Subscriber
Year 5 Procurement
By Final Decision dated December 6, 2023, in Docket No. 23-08-04, Annual Review of Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility Program Requirements - Year 5, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved, with revisions, the Program Manual, the Year 5 Request for Proposals (Year 5 RFP), Appendix A: Subscriber Terms and Conditions, and Appendix B: Submittal to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for the Year 5 procurement cycle of the statewide SCEF Program (Appendix B).
DEEP explored a bid preference for "Agrivoltaics" during a public meeting on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.
- Please review the Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comments for more information.
- Watch the Public Meeting and Request for Comments here.
Year 5 Bid Preferences
The Year 5 Procurement maintains a 20 percent bid preference for all Class I resources sited on brownfields or landfills, for ranking purposes only, as well as a 30 percent bid preference for solar canopies, also for ranking purposes only. Bidders cannot receive both bid preferences. If a Bidder's project is eligible for both bid preferences, the Bidder will solely get the 30 percent bid preference for solar carports and canopies.
Year 5 RFP and Submission of Project Bid Filing to EDC
Pursuant to the Final Decision, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company (together, the EDCs) will jointly issue the Year 5 RFP in January 2024, for the submission of Project Bid filings. To download and view the Year 5 RFP program documents when they become available, please visit Eversource's or UI's SCEF webpages:
Bidder's Appendix B Submittal to DEEP
Concurrent with a Project Bid filing with the relevant EDC in response to the Year 5 RFP, a Bidder must also submit the following information and affidavits to DEEP on or before the Bid Forms due date established by the EDCs in the Year 5 RFP. A Bidder's responses to these items are collectively known as the Bidder's Appendix B Submittal:
- Responses to all questions outlined in the Year 5 Appendix B;
- Attachment 1: an affidavit attesting to the Bidder's control of the Project Site by the Bidder;
- Attachment 2: an affidavit attesting to the Bidder's control of the Project Site by the owner of the project site (required only if the Bidder is not the owner of the Project Site);
- Attachment 3: an affidavit attesting to the veracity of statements made to DEEP in Appendix B and all attachments;
- Attachment 4: the completed Self-Certification Form for proposed projects that violate the slope requirements, if applicable;
- Attachment 5: an Applicant Compliance Information form; and,
- A copy of the notification email the Bidder has received from the relevant EDC confirming that the Project Bid has been submitted successfully.
- Appendix B, Affidavits, and Self-Certification Form (PDF version)
- Appendix B, Affidavits, and Self-Certification Form (Word version)
Bidders must file their Appendix B Submittal with DEEP at DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov on or before the Bid Forms due date established by the EDCs in the Year 5 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.