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What is Connecticut Renewable Energy Solutions?
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  • Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Solutions launches January 1, 2022 and runs through the end of 2027 to compensate residential and commercial customers for the power produced from their distributed generation (Renewable Energy) systems and the Renewable Energy Certificates or “RECs”. Customers can select one of two incentive rate structures – Buy-All or Netting – along with their interconnection application. Incentive adders are available for income-eligible residential customers or customers who reside in Distressed Municipalities/Environmental Justice Communities.

If you applied for interconnection before January 1, 2022, you are participating in the former Net Metering Program.

If you are applying for interconnection of a solar PV project on or after January 1, 2022, you are applying to participate in Connecticut Renewable Energy Solutions.

Clean Energy Heating and Cooling

Renewable energy doesn’t just mean clean electricity from solar panels and wind turbines. It also means clean thermal energy from the sun. So it’s a key part of Connecticut’s big push for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

That’s why you should consider a heat pump for your heating and cooling needs. A heat pump uses a relatively small amount of electricity to harvest a lot of heat from the atmosphere or ground. It brings the sun’s warmth into your living space during cold months—and to your water faucets year-round. It does this without combustion and without fossil fuels, so it’s clean and green. And it provides efficient, effective cooling in the summer, too.

Heat pumps also significantly reduce a big cost that is an increasing concern in Connecticut: the escalating cost of climate change. Learn more about the benefits of heat pumps and use the Clean Heating & Cooling Calculator on our Clean Heating and Cooling page to see what a heat pump would mean for your home’s budget—and how much it would reduce your carbon emissions.

Additional Details

Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) are committed to supporting distributed generation projects within our service areas. Distributed Generation allows customers to produce clean energy and sell that energy back to their electric utility to use throughout our electric grids. This contributes to a cleaner and healthier environment for our entire community. Whether you are a customer considering distributed generation or you are an experienced contractor, we can help you learn more about distributed generation and guide you through the application process.

Eversource customers interested in more information or submitting projects can find details here:

Residential projects

Contractor Resources

UI customers interested in more information or submitting projects can find details here:

Residential projects

Commercial projects