PA 13-6—SB 946

Energy and Technology Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT EXTENSIONS FOR PROJECT 150 PROJECTS

SUMMARY: By law, electric companies must enter into long-term contracts to buy 150 megawatts of power produced at renewable energy plants (Project 150). This act requires the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), upon request, to extend a Project 150 project's in-service deadline (the time by which it must be operational) by up to 24 months if it has less than a five megawatt capacity. By law, PURA must extend a project's in-service deadline for 12 months if the project is located in a distressed municipality with a population of more than 125,000 (i. e. , Bridgeport and New Haven, according to the 2010 census).

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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