Municipalities Seeking Renewable Energy Developers for Landfill Sites
The following municipalities (or private parties) control closed landfill sites and are seeking to develop renewable energy on these properties. This list is updated periodically.
Please contact DEEP Brownfields Coordinator Mark Lewis at Mark.Lewis@ct.gov
if you would like to be added to this list.
Financing and Incentives
State and Federal Government Funding may be available for clean and energy efficiency projects developed on contaminated sites. Funding (grants and loans) and in some cases, local tax incentives are available for site assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment or reuse projects with clean energy and energy efficiency components.
State Renewable Energy Incentives
The State of Connecticut offers a wide array of renewable energy programs and incentives:
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
An efficient, clean and reliable way to generate electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as commercially available gas turbines, microturbines, reciprocating engines, steam turbines and fuel cells.
Class I and Large-Scale Hydropower Procurement
In February of 2015, DEEP issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) in which private developers can submit proposals to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for energy and environmental attributes with Eversource and UI for large scale hydropower (up to 15 years) or Class 1 renewable energy sources (up to 20 years). This draft RFP was issued jointly with Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with each state having different criteria and legal requirements.
Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering
Connecticut requires electric utility companies to provide a billing credit to customers who produce power using on-site generation, through Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering. Eligibility requirements and compensation will vary with each program.
State Incentives for Brownfield Remediation and Development
Federal Incentives for Brownfield Remediation and Development
U.S. EPA offers many incentives to eligible brownfield applicants, including grants and loans. (Availability of federal funding may vary by year.)
Brownfields Grant Funding
- Area-wide Planning Pilot Program
- Brownfields Assessment Grants
- State-Wide Revolving Loan Fund
- Brownfield Cleanup Grants
- Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
- Multi-Purpose Pilot Grants
- Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants
- Targeted Brownfields Assessments
State Resources: Requirements and Technical Assistance
Connecticut Toolbox for Brownfield Remediation and Reuse
DEEP has developed several guidance documents to assist in evaluating Brownfields sites for redevelopment:
Connecticut Closed Landfills
The list and map include information about landfills that could potentially be used for clean energy development. (They are not intended to be exhaustive or an acknowledgement of ideal properties for renewable energy development.)
Please contact DEEP Brownfields Coordinator Mark Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions about these documents or believe other sites should be included.
Brownfield Road Map
The Brownfields Road Map is designed to help non-technical stakeholders understand options for site investigation and cleanup and communicate effectively with technical professionals.
U.S. EPA Re-Powering America’s Land
provides information on how contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites can be reused as renewable energy installations and supplies best practices, tools and resources for screening properties for renewable energy potential.