DEEP: Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Comprehensive Energy Strategy
Section 51 - Comprehensive Energy Planning

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) developed the first-ever Comprehensive Energy Strategy for the State of Connecticut – an assessment and Strategy for all residential, commercial, and industrial energy issues, including energy efficiency, industry, electricity, natural gas, and transportation. 
 
This Strategy was developed as called for in the milestone energy legislation, Public Act 11-80, passed in June of 2011.  Section 51 of this Act requires that DEEP, in consultation with the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board (CEAB), prepare a Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut every three years.
 
The final Strategy was issued February 19, 2013.
 
2013 Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy - Final
 
 
Background
DEEP issued a draft of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy for public comment on October 5, 2012.  The draft plan analyzes the state’s current energy use.  It identifies challenges and examines opportunities for meeting future needs. And it proposes a series of recommendations which give Connecticut residents and businesses the power to choose from a wide array of energy options and guides the State on a path toward a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future.
 
This draft plan was offered for public comment.  All comments were considered in the preparation of the final plan.
 
Public Hearings and Technical Meetings - Draft
 
DEEP scheduled a series of public hearings to take oral testimony on the draft Strategy. The public presented oral testimony and asked DEEP staff and consultants questions about the analysis underlying the findings and recommendations in the draft Strategy. 
 
Technical Meetings
Technical Meetings were held in Hearing Room 1, at DEEP’s New Britain Office, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut on the following topics:
 
November 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. - Transportation
November 15, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. - Electricity 
November 16, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. - Natural Gas
November 19, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. - If necessary
November 27, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. - Efficiency (Buildings)
November 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. - Efficiency (Industry) 
Public Hearings
November 14, 2012, 6:00 p.m., in the City Common Council Chambers in Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
 
November 19, 2012, 6:00 p.m., in Room G-2, at Kennedy Mitchell Hall of Records, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut.
 
November 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m., in the Phoenix Auditorium, at DEEP’s offices, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
 
November 20, 2012, 6:00 p.m., Room 106, at UCONN – Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 3107 Horsebarn Hill Road, Building 4 Annex, U-4210, Storrs, Connecticut.
 
November 26, 2012, 6:00 pm., City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street - 2nd floor, Torrington, Connecticut.
Written Comments
 
Written comments were accepted via the DEEP electronic filing system, email or postal mail, on or before December 21, 2012, by 4:30 p.m.
 
Comprehensive Energy Strategy:  Key Documents - Draft
If you are interested in being on the list to participate or receive updates on the development of the Plan, please complete the Stakeholder Request Form and submit to the address indicated on the form.
Stakeholder Request Form:  (Word)     (PDF)
 

To view filings select the link below:
DEEP Energy Web Filings
 
Any questions on the above-referenced processes should be addressed to debra.morrell@ct.gov
 
 
Content last updated February 19, 2013