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DEEP CHP Pilot Program

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Date Last Updated12/31/2013
Incentive TypeUtility Rate
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Incentive Initiation Date12/31/2013
Incentive Size and Funding SourceDEEP is in the process of establishing a pilot program to promote large CHP systems by limiting the demand charge electric companies impose on them. A qualifying project selected to participate in the pilot program shall not be required to pay the demand charges pursuant to the distribution demand-ratchet provision of firm service due to an outage of service of such project. If the project experiences an outage longer than 3 hours, the demand charge must be based on daily demand pricing pro-rated from standard monthly rates.
Eligible RecipientOwners of qualifying projects that provide commercial, industrial or residential facilities with both electrical generation and heat output and are placed into service between January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2015.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Between 0.5 and 5 MW
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaQualifying projects must not be eligible under 16-245hh of the General Statutes of Connecticut nor Section 103 of Public Act 11-80.
Other Incentive DetailsDEEP?s Commissioner will soon solicit applications from qualifying projects and will select projects for participation in the pilot program on a first-come, first-served basis. The Commissioner may select as many qualifying projects as deemed appropriate, up to a maximum of 20 MW of nameplate capacity for the entire pilot program. Qualifying projects selected for participation must become operational within one year of selection or that capacity will be offered to at least one other qualifying project that participated in the solicitation. All qualifying projects selected for participation will be eligible to continue the terms of the pilot program for 10 years from the time the project is placed into service.

DEEP is currently developing the application process for the program.
Resource Website(s) http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DEEPEnergy.nsf/$EnergyView exit EPA

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