Starting in May, electric and gas utilities began notifying residential customers with unpaid and/or past-due balances that if they do not take action and contact their utility to enroll in a payment plan, they are at risk of having their services terminated. If your household has received a notification from your utility company, please contact them directly to set up a payment plan to keep your services on. These plans charge no interest, and all customers qualify at least once for one or more of these plans. After engaging with utility providers, customers may also contact PURA’s customer affairs unit for specific questions regarding payment arrangements. View eligibility, utility contact information:

Legacy Programs


RSIP: Created in 2011 by the legislature to provide financial incentives to residential homeowners to install solar PV systems on their property. The program was administered by the Connecticut Green Bank (CGB). The successor program to the RSIP is the Residential Renewable Energy Solutions program authorized in the February 10, 2021 Decision in Docket No. 20-07-01, and formalized in Docket No. 21-08-02, which is in place as of January 1, 2022.

To learn more about the RSIP program, please visit the following links: 

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Residential Solar Investment Program (RSIP) Resources

Progress Report on the Residential Solar Investment Program

RISP Status

Virtual Net Metering: The VNM program allows Customers Hosts (those customers who operate behind-the-meter generation) to assign surplus production from their generator to other metered accounts, called beneficial accounts, that are not physically connected to the Customer Host’s generator. VNM credits, which are applied monthly as credits on the electric bill of the beneficial account, are equal to the generation of services charges and a declining percentage of the transmission and distribution charges (80% in the first year, 60% in year two, and 40% in year three onwards). This program is succeeded by the Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions program authorized in the June 30, 2021 Decision in Docket No. 20-07-01, and formalized in Docket No. 21-08-03.

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Eversource: Connecticut Net Metering

UI: Pricing

LREC/ZREC: The LREC/ZREC programs required the EDCs to enter into 15-year contracts to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) from qualifying projects in Connecticut at a fixed price for 15 years. The projects must meet the eligibility requirements, and are selected different ways, depending on the project size and generation type. These programs are also succeeded by the Non-Residential Renewable Energy Solutions program authorized in the June 30, 2021 Decision in Docket No. 20-07-01, and formalized in Docket No. 21-08-03.  To learn more about the LREC/ZREC programs, please visit the following links: 

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For more information see the 2020 DEEP IRP

Enabling Legislation for procurements:

  • P.A. 13-303, Section 6 – Class I resources up to 4% of the load of the CT EDCs

  • P.A. 13-303, Section 8 – Energy and/or RECs from run-of-the-river hydropower, landfill methanegas, or biomass Class I resources up to 4% of CT’s load, (100-150 MW of capacity up to 10 years

  • P.A. 13-303, Sections 6 and 7 and P.A. 15-107, Section 1(c) – 3 State RFP (CT, MA and RI) solicitation for clean energy and transmission procuring large-scale projects that no state could procure if it acted unilaterally

  • P.A. 13-303, Section 8 Amended by P.A. 17-144, Section 10 – CT Class I resources from offshore wind, fuel cell, and anaerobic digestion up to 3.27% of the load of the 2 CT EDCs

  • P.A. 15-107, Section 1(b) and 1(c) – Small-scale 2-20 MW – Class I & III resources, passive demand response, and energy storage systems to reduce electric demand and improve the state’s resiliency and grid reliability, especially during winter peak demand

  • P.A. 17-3, Section 1 – Zero Carbon – solicited offers for zero carbon electricity generating resources that deliver power into the control area of the regional independent system operator, including, but not limited to, eligible nuclear power generating facility, eligible hydropower, zero carbon CT Class I renewable energy sources and energy storage systems that are co-located with qualifying zero carbon resources, in order to secure cost-effective zero carbon resources consistent with the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and other energy and environmental goals and policies up to the statutory maximum of 12,000,000 MWh per year.

  • P.A. 19-71, Section 1 – Offshore Wind – to solicit offers from providers of energy derived from offshore wind facilities that are Class I renewable energy sources for up to 2,000 MW AC in the aggregate.


RPS (EOE): The RPS was designed to bring online renewable energy resources supporting state policy goals not otherwise being supported in the regional markets.

Each year, electric suppliers in Connecticut must comply with the RPS by procuring and properly settling the necessary amount of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to meet the percentage targets for each RPS Class, meaning they obtain the specified percentage of their retail load supplied from renewable resources within a calendar year, commonly referred to as the RPS compliance year. 

NEPOOL GIS website

Frequently asked questions, exhibits, and guide to RPS Compliance can be found under the following link on PURA’s website

The following are links to PURA Annual RPS Compliance Exhibits AB, C & D:

A Review of Connecticut’s Renewable Portfolio Standards

List of RPS Compliance Dockets and final Decision dates:

  • Year 2009 RPS - Docket No. 10-09-06, Final Decision dated October 31, 2012

  • Year 2010 RPS - Docket No. 11-09-03, Final Decision dated November 21, 2013

  • Year 2011 RPS - Docket No. 12-09-02, Final Decision dated June 4, 2013

  • Year 2012 RPS - Docket No. 13-06-11, Final Decision dated February 11, 2015

  • Year 2013 RPS - Docket No. 14-05-35, Final Decision dated December 23, 2015

  • Year 2014 RPS - Docket No. 15-09-18, Final Decision dated September 28, 2016

  • Year 2015 RPS - Docket No. 16-07-20, Final Decision dated November 8, 2017

  • Year 2016 RPS - Docket No. 17-06-23, Final Decision dated January 23, 2019

  • Year 2017 RPS - Docket No. 18-06-28, Final Decision dated July 1, 2020

  • Year 2018 RPS – Docket No. 19-06-01, Final Decision dated March 3, 2021

  • Year 2019 RPS – Docket No. 20-06-01, Final Decision dated May 19, 2021

  • Year 2020 RPS – Docket No. 21-06-01, *Pending Review

Open/Other Dockets

  • Docket No. 20-07-01: PURA Implementation of Section 3 of Public Act 19-35, Renewable Energy Tariffs and Procurement Plans

  • Docket No. 21-08-02: Annual Residential Renewable Energy Tariff Program Review and Rate Setting

  • Docket No. 21-08-03: Annual Non-Residential Renewable Energy Tariff Program Review – Year 1 

  • Docket No. 21-08-04: Annual Review of Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility Program Requirements – Year 3

  • Docket No. 21-08-05: Annual Review of the Electric Storage Program – Year 1

  • 19-07-01RE01: Review of Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility Program Requirements – Customer Enrollment

  • 19-07-01RE02: Review of Statewide Shared Clean Energy Facility Program Requirements – Year 2 Procurement

  • 21-08-08 (Fuel Cell): Petition to Establish a Docket Pertaining to Public Act 21-162, An Act Concerning the Solicitation of New Fuel Cell Electricity Generation Projects