The second webinar for the Connecticut Shared Clean Energy Facility (SCEF) Program working group will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 9am-11am.
The SCEF program is a six-year effort that will broaden participation in clean energy in Connecticut by providing underserved customers with an opportunity to benefit from in-state clean energy projects. This webinar is specifically focused on topics related to verifying customer eligibility, qualifying and enrolling customers and fully subscribing the SCEF facility. Topics and questions related to the SCEF procurement process will be addressed through the SCEF solicitation process and bidder’s webinar which is currently scheduled for June 4, 2020.
Register here for the CT Shared Clean Energy Facility Working Group Webinar #2 on May 14, 2020 9:00 AM EDT at:
Agenda for Working Group Webinar #2:
- SCEF Program Goals and Objectives
- Stakeholder Survey – Overview of Responses
- Discussion of Key Survey Insights
- Next Steps
What is the Shared Clean Energy Facilities Program? Passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Lamont as Section 7(a)(1)(c) of Public Act 18-50 on May 24, 2018, the SCEF program is a six-year competitive procurement program that will support up to 150 MW of new clean power generation in Connecticut. Selected SCEF program generators will be provided with a 20-year tariff term from the EDC in which the SCEF project is located. SCEF projects will result in credits that will be applied to the bills of participating electric customers at no cost to those customers.
What types of customers may benefit from the SCEF program? The legislation that created the SCEF program provided that the program should serve the following types of electric customers:
- Low-income Customers,
- Moderate-income Customers,
- Small Business Customers,
- State or municipal Customers,
- Commercial Customers, and;
- Residential Customers, other than Low to Moderate income (“LMI”) Customers, who either: (1) reside in a rental or leased property, or a property where the Customer does not control the property’s roof, such as a multi-unit condominium; or (2) reside in their own property, but have written documentation from a rooftop solar installer that they are unable to install solar panels on their roof
What is the purpose of the working group process?
The working group process will help define three key program design elements:
- The process for verifying customer eligibility for receiving the credit created by the SCEF projects,
- The process for identifying and enrolling potential participating customers for receiving the credit created by the SCEF projects, and;
- The processes for marketing and promoting the opportunity to receive the credits created by the SCEF projects to potential eligible customers to ensure that the program is fully subscribed.
What is the expected timeline for the SCEF program? Eversource and UI issued the Year 1 RFP on April 30, 2020 to solicit bids for projects that will result in on-bill credits to qualified customers. The first projects are expected to be constructed and operational sometime after July 2021, meaning customers will begin to see benefits from the SCEF program around this time.