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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Exemption from Electric Generation Tax   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/12/2014
Program Overview:
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:100% exemption
Start Date:07/01/2011
Expiration Date:10/01/2013
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
H.B. 6704
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Expiration Date:
Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 12-268s
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
SN 2011 (11)

NOTE: Electric Generation Tax expired on October 1, 2013. Electric generation facilities are no longer required to pay generation tax.

In 2011, Connecticut created a new tax requiring electric power plants in the state that generate and upload electricity to the regional bulk power grid to pay $2.50 per megawatt hour. Renewable energy facilities, resource recovery facility, and customer-sited facilities are exempt from the tax. The tax and related exemptions are scheduled to sunset October 1, 2013.

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Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5032
Phone: (800) 382-9463
Phone 2: (860) 297-5962
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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