October 2004 - On October 20, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control issued a final decision calling for the state's two default distribution utilities to offer a renewable energy service beginning in 2005. Under the order, customers of Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating will have the option of choosing a 50% or 100% renewable energy service to be supplied and marketed by third-party companies selected by competitive bid. The renewable energy sources used to supply the products will be additional to those used for compliance with the state's renewable portfolio standard.
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