New Clean Energy Programs

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA or the Authority) oversees several Clean Energy Programs established as part of PURA's Equitable Modern Grid initiative and Public Act 19-35.

View PURA's 2022 Clean & Renewable Energy Report. The 82-page report provides updates and metrics on electric vehicle, solar, and battery storage deployment, among other information.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program is a statewide program that provides incentives for electric vehicle supply equipment and accompanying rate design offerings for program participants. Launched in January 2022, the nine-year program is administered by Connecticut's regulated electric distribution companies, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating (UI) Company.

Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program
The Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program, established in 2021, is a successor program that changed how solar owners are compensated for the power their systems produce and provide to the local electric grid.

Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program
The Non-Residential Solar Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program is a successor program to the Low Emission Renewable Energy Credit and Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credit (LREC/ZREC) and Virtual Net Metering (VNM) programs with the objectives to foster the sustained, orderly development of the state’s Class I renewable energy industry and to encourage the participation by customers in underserved and environmental justice communities, among others. The program is statutorily authorized to run for six (6) years and to select up to sixty (60) MW of clean energy annually.

Energy Storage Solutions Program                
The Energy Storage Solutions Program is a new program designed to help Eversource Energy and United Illuminating (UI) customers install energy storage at their home or business. Energy storage backup is aimed at helping customers across Connecticut, including homeowners, small businesses, industrial manufacturers, and critical infrastructure facilities, be more secure in the face of our changing climate.

Innovative Energy Solutions (IES) Program                   

The Connecticut Innovative Energy Solutions (IES) Program is a regulatory sandbox established through PURA Docket No. 17-12-03RE05, PURA Investigation into Distribution System Planning of the Electric Distribution Companies –Innovative Technology Applications and Programs (Innovation Pilots), designed to identify, pilot, and scale innovative ideas that enable a decarbonized, affordable, and equitable electric grid for Connecticut. The IES program seeks innovative technologies, programs, and solutions across the clean energy landscape that can help realize an equitable modern electric grid in Connecticut.