Supporting On-Site Generation Projects

CCEF launched a revised On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (OSDG) Program on November 1, 2010.


If your business or institution is serious about installing an on-site renewable energy system, CCEF can help you pay for the generating equipment through its OSDG Program.


The OSDG Program helps finance the installation of systems that generate electricity from the sun, wind, fuel cells, biomass, landfill gas and river flows. The program also supports the installation of waste heat recovery/power generation equipment. The amount of the grant depends on the economics of the installation.


Connecticut businesses and institutions may qualify for this program if they:

  • Plan to install a qualified renewable energy generation device larger than 10 kW.
  • Own and operate the facility or serve as a third-party energy service provider.
  • Are customers of Connecticut Light and Power Company or The United Illuminating Company.

The successful, previous version of the program, which closed on June 30, 2010 when funds were fully committed, supported the installation of over 200 renewable energy generating systems at commercial sites across Connecticut. The systems, representing an aggregate installed capacity of 20 MW, are installed or in progress at diverse locations including businesses, schools, hospitals, science centers and municipal facilities. Following the closing of the OSDG Program at the end of fiscal year 2010, CCEF re-evaluated the program and implemented revisions enabling CCEF to effectively manage applications given tighter program budgeting.


Highlights of OSDG Program revisions:

  • The program is now competitive. CCEF staff will select and recommend only the strongest projects for funding.
  • CCEF will issue requests for proposals (RFPs) and set application deadlines.
  • Businesses and institutions may apply for funding under the Best of Class category.
  • Buildings owned by municipalities, state agencies or federal agencies may apply for funding under the Public Buildings or Best of Class category.

 The total funding allocated for projects under the OSDG Program through June 30, 2012, is $12.86 million.


Your investment in a clean energy system on site will yield numerous benefits. The clean energy it generates will help to lighten the load on Connecticut’s electricity grid, prevent harmful emissions by offsetting electricity produced from fossil fuels and save you money over the long term. 



Program Announcements



Links to Important Information


Best of Class Fact Sheet


Public Buildings Fact Sheet


OSDG Round 2 Tentative Schedule