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:

Program Overview

The Non-residential Renewable Energy Solutions (NRES) Program is a statewide program that provides renewable energy tariffs to compensate non-residential owners of distributed energy resources like solar for the power their systems produce and provide to the electric grid. Launched in 2022, the 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.

In June 2021, PURA issued a final decision that established the program objectives to foster the sustained, orderly development of the state’s Class I renewable energy industry and to encourage 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 110 MW of clean energy annually.


*NEW* Recent Changes (2023 only)

In the latest NRES annual program review, PURA authorized several changes to the program, including:

  • Revised 2024 price caps for Buy-All and Netting project bids;
  • Amended megawatt capacity allocation between project size categories;
  • Changed the selection process for small zero emission projects to the lottery system used in Year 1 of the program;
  • Established an independent ombudsperson to resolve disputes; and
  • Authorized updates to interconnection screening process and hosting capacity maps.
Learn More About the Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Fact Sheet

Program Manual

Program Websites and Contact Information
Program Administrators Email Website
Eversource Energy Visit Eversource's website
United Illuminating (UI)

Visit UI's website

For additional inquiries, please contact PURA's customer affairs team at


PURA Decisions

Program Authorization Decision: Docket No. 20-07-01, 06/30/21

Program Year 1 Decision (2022): Docket No. 21-08-03, 11/03/21
Program Year 2 Decision (2023): Docket No. 22-08-03, 11/09/22
Program Year 3 Decision (2023): Docket No. 23-08-03, 11/08/23