Exemption from Electric Generation Tax (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Exemption from Electric Generation Tax
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible 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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% exemption

Start Date 2011-07-01
Expiration Date 2013-10-01

Program Administrator Department of Revenue Services

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Taxpayer Services
Department Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Address 25 Sigourney Street
Place Hartford, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06106-5032
Phone (800) 382-9463
Phone 2 (860) 297-5962

Website http://www.ct.gov/drs

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: H.B. 6704
Date Effective 2013-07-01

Authority 2: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 12-268s
Date Effective 2011-07-01
Date Enacted 2011-05-04
Expiration Date 2013-10-01
Authority 3: SN 2011 (11)
Date Effective 2011-09-06
Date Enacted 2011-09-06

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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