Important Alert: Beware of Scam Attempts! We've become aware of a scam involving individuals posing as PURA representatives, falsely promising utility bill refunds. Please note that PURA does not operate in this manner. All utility billing is exclusively handled through the electric distribution companies, Eversource and United Illuminating. PURA is a public agency and does not directly handle any billing issues. Specifically, we will never offer refunds for overcharged utility bills, nor do we solicit bank account information for any purpose. If you believe you have been scammed, please reach out to: PURA’s Education Outreach and Enforcement Customer Assistance Unit by emailing pura.information@ct.gov, the Office of Consumer Counsel by emailing occ.info@ct.gov or calling 860-827-2900, or the Office of the Attorney General at 860-808-5318.



 

Program Overview
The Residential Renewable Energy Solutions (RRES) Program is a statewide program that provides renewable energy tariffs to compensate residential solar owners for the power their systems produce and provide to the local electric grid. Launched in January 2022, the six-year program replaces the legacy net metering program, as well as the residential solar incentive program (RSIP). The program is administered by Connecticut's regulated electric distribution companies, Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Company (UI).

In February 2021, PURA issued a final decision that established the program to ensure the continued sustained and orderly development of the state’s solar industry while putting in place important ratepayer and consumer protections that ensure all ratepayers reap the benefits of renewable energy resources.

*NEW* Recent Changes (2023 only)

 
In the latest RRES annual program review, the Authority authorized several changes to the program, including:

  • Updated Buy-All and Netting tariff rates for 2024, including increased low-income and distressed municipality adders;
  • New consumer protection measures, including financial benefit tracking requirements for contractors; PURA Office of Education, Outreach, and Enforcement (EOE) audits of contractor marketing materials; and modified tenant financial benefit sharing requirements for multifamily affordable housing projects; and
  • Changes to enrollment forms and documentation to improve accessibility and customer awareness.
 
Learn More About the Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Manual


Program Websites and Contact Information
Program Administrators Email Website
Eversource Energy CTResiRenewables@eversource.com Visit Eversource's website
United Illuminating (UI)

res.renewableenergysolutions@uinet.com

Visit UI's website

For additional inquiries, please contact PURA's customer affairs team at PURA.information@ct.gov.

PURA Decisions

Program Authorization Decision: Docket No. 20-07-01, 02/10/21

Program Year 1 Decision (2022): Docket No. 21-08-02, 10/06/21
Program Year 2 Decision (2023): Docket No. 22-08-02, 11/02/22
Application Process Working Group (APWG) Decision, 02/08/23
Program Year 3 Decision (2023): Docket No. 23-08-02, 11/01/23