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Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems (CT)

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Date Last Updated6/27/2013
Incentive TypeTax
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeConnecticut Office of Policy and Management - Policy Development and Planning Division
Incentive Initiation Date6/3/2013
Incentive Size and Funding SourceConnecticut municipalities are authorized, but not required, to offer a property tax exemption lasting up to 15 years for qualifying CHP systems installed on or after July 1, 2007. Municipalities that adopt an ordinance to provide such an exemption may require a payment in lieu of taxes from the property owner.

Beginning in October 2013, a municipality may also adopt an ordinance to exempt commercial or industrial Class I renewable resources, certain hydropower facilities, or solar thermal or geothermal renewable energy resources. Only facilities installed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013 are eligible for the exemption, and a facility capacity may not exceed the electricity load for the location. Systems installed after 2013 will be eligible for a statewide exemption.
Eligible RecipientOwners of CHP systems located in commercial, industrial, residential, multi-family residential, and agricultural facilities where the facility capacity does not exceed the electricity load for the location are eligible .
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Incentive DetailsAn exemption claim must be filed with the assessor or board of assessors in the town in which the property is placed on or before the first day of November in the applicable assessment year.
Resource Website(s) http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/5423 exit EPA

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