Northeast Clean Power Enrollment Terms and Conditions
Effective January 1, 2016
3Degrees Group, Inc., (“3Degrees”) provides the delivery and generation service customers of United Illuminating (UI) and Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) the opportunity to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”) to own the environmental benefits associated with the generation of electricity from certain renewable energy facilities, through the Northeast Clean Power Program. The RECs purchased pursuant to this Northeast Clean Power Enrollment Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) are created following the delivery of electricity generated from renewable resources to the electrical grid.
The Northeast Clean Power program has been chosen to be one of the official offerings of the CTCleanEnergyOptionsSMprogram, and is regulated by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“PURA”).
When you enroll in the Northeast Clean Power program you pay a small monthly fee that supports the production of clean power from renewable electricity facilities. You will remain a customer with your current electric distribution company. Your electricity will continue to be delivered via UI's or CL&P’s distribution network, and UI or CL&P will continue to send you your monthly bill and provide energy-related emergency response. Enrolling in the Northeast Clean Power program does not interfere with your pre-existing electric service from UI, CL&P, or alternate electric supplier if you have chosen one, and all costs associated with your purchase under this Agreement are in addition to your standard rates for delivery and generation services.
Renewable Energy Annual Delivery Arrangements
After you enroll in the Northeast Clean Power program, 3Degrees will arrange for the delivery of RECs which meet the requirements for certification as Class I New England RECs (“New England Renewable Energy”) or Regional RECs (“Northeast Regional Renewable Energy”) under Connecticut law as embodied in Conn. Gen. Stat. §16-1(a)(26). Over the course of any calendar year for which you are enrolled, RECs generated during that calendar year or the six month prior to that calendar year will be delivered on your behalf to fully equal the total number of RECs that you purchased.
Participants will be sent an annual electronic report that specifies the exact resource mix (e.g. wind, solar, etc.) that was purchased over the course of the preceding year as well as the prospective mix for the coming year. These annual reports will also be made available on the Northeast Clean Power website at www.northeastcleanpower.com. Participants also agree to receive additional electronic materials regarding Northeast Clean Power via email, and may opt out of receiving non-mandatory material.
Billing and Payment
Your renewable energy charge will appear as an additional line item on your electric bill. You agree to pay the additional renewable energy charge shown in the Prospective Product Content Mix below for the product you purchase:
Northeast Regional ii
|Additional Price per kWh|
|100% Northeast Clean Power||1%3||99%||$0.0149 per kWh|
|50% Northeast Clean Power||$0.00645 per kWh|
You will be notified in the event of a change in the premium rate for renewable energy thirty days or more in advance of such change. Your participation will automatically continue without interruption in the event of such change. There are no fees to enroll in the Northeast Clean Power program.
You will remain enrolled in Northeast Clean Power unless you provide 3Degrees notice that you wish to cancel your enrollment. You may cancel at any time, for any reason, without penalty. You have until midnight of the third business day after the day on which you enrolled in the program to cancel this Agreement before service begins.
3Degrees may cancel this Agreement with thirty days of prior notice for any reason without penalty. Cancellation of this Agreement will not cause the termination of your electric service. To cancel, contact 3Degrees through our customer service center at 1-866-476-9378, or write a letter requesting to cancel your Northeast Clean Power participation, including name, address, phone number, and account number, addressed to 3Degrees Group, Inc. corporate headquarters at 407 Sansome Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California 94111.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding Northeast Clean Energy, any of these Terms and Conditions, or would like to contact us for any reason, including comments, complaints, or changes to your enrollment status, you may call (877) 722-9190, or write 3Degrees Group, Inc. corporate headquarters at 407 Sansome Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California 94111, or utilize the feedback form on our website, www.northeastcleanpower.com.
i Large Corporate & Institutional Customers (“Large C & I Customers”) will also have the option of purchasing a product which matches 25% of their electricity usage. For CL&P customers, Large C & I Customers are those who have demands in excess of 350 kW per month comprising the following rate classes: R39, R41, R55, R56, R57, and R58. For UI customers, Large C & I Customers are those taking distribution service on Rate LPT. The 25% option adds $0.003225 per kilowatt-hour to your monthly electricity bill.
ii Note that a full list of states included in New England and Northeast Regional Renewable Energy products can be found in the FAQs at www.northeastcleanpower.com.