New Connecticut law to require utilities to acquire more RECs from Anaerobic Digester, Fuel Cells, & Landfill Gas

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act 17-144, which is intended to boost the state's energy generation from waste through anaerobic digestion (AD) and from fuel cells.

Originally proposed by Gov. Mallow, the law will annually increase the proportion of electric utilities' power mix coming from renewable energy credits (RECs) that are generated from renewables other than solar.

The new law now adds fuel cells and anaerobic digestion to list of potential sources that are eligible for procurement, a list that includes landfill gas, wind power, and certain biomass and hydropower facilities. Connecticut utilities will put out for bid new long-term power contracts for these power resources. 

Read more HERE and HERE.

Read the text of the law HERE.