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Connecticut

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Local Option - Building Permit Fee Waivers for Renewable Energy Projects   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/03/2013
Program Overview:
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Low E Renewables, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 29-263
07/01/2011
07/01/2011
Summary:

As of July 2011, Connecticut authorizes municipalities to pass a local ordinance to exempt "Class I" renewable energy projects from paying building permit fees. Class I renewable energy projects include energy derived from solar power, wind power, fuel cells (using renewable or non-renewable fuels), methane gas from landfills, ocean thermal power, wave or tidal power, low-emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, certain newer run-of-the-river hydropower facilities not exceeding five megawatts (MW) in capacity, and sustainable biomass facilities. (Emissions limits apply to electricity generated by sustainable biomass facilities.)


 
Contact:
  General Information - DEEP
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3000
E-Mail: deep.webmaster@ct.gov
Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/deep/site/default.asp
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