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Connecticut Renewable Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated11/19/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeConnecticut Public Utilities Authority
Policy Initiation Date7/1/1998
Policy SummaryConnecticut's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has separate standards for energy resources classified as Class I, Class II, or Class III resources, and includes CHP as an eligible Class III resource. The RPS requires each electric supplier and electric
CHP Eligibility RequirementsBoth fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible under the RPS. Eligible CHP systems must have been developed on or after January 1, 2006, to qualify under the RPS. Eligible systems that recover waste heat or pressure from commercial and i
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
A CHP system must meet an overall efficiency level of at least 50%. The sum of all useful electrical energy output must constitute at least 20% of the system's total usable energy output. The sum of all thermal energy outputs must also constitute at least
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