Connecticut's Energy Agenda
The links below allow you to follow the progress on DEEP’s energy related responsibilities to implement a wide range of energy initiatives and programs.
Affordable and Reliable Electricity Procurement
- Public Act 15-107, An Act Concerning Affordable and Reliable Energy, authorizes the Commissioner of DEEP, in consultation with the state’s procurement manager, the Office of Consumer Counsel, and the Attorney General, to issue multiple solicitations—either alone or in coordination with other New England states—for long-term contracts from providers of resources that can provide Connecticut’s reasonable share of the investments New England needs to address the gas infrastructure challenge.
Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) - 2017 Draft Strategy Released July 26, 2017
Connecticut General Statute section 16a-3d requires DEEP to periodically update Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The Comprehensive Energy Plan is an assessment and strategy for all energy needs, including electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation. It must draw from the conclusions reached in the IRP as well as the findings from the energy efficiency plan and the renewable energy plan.
Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) - 2014 Final Plan Released March 17, 2015
Connecticut General Statutes section 16a-3a requires DEEP to assess Connecticut's future electric needs and develop a plan to meet those needs through a mix of generation and energy efficiency.
Section 7 of Public Act 12-148 requires DEEP to establish a microgrid grant and loan pilot program to support local distributed energy generation for critical facilities.
Section 51 of Public Act 13-298 requires Connecticut’s Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to jointly submit a natural gas infrastructure expansion plan to DEEP and PURA consistent with the goals of the 2013 CES by June 15, 2013. The LDCs submitted a ten year plan that would provide gas heating services to an additional 280,000 low-use, on-main, and off-main residents and businesses in Connecticut. In the Final Decision (Docket No. 13-06-02) dated November 22, 2013, PURA approved, with modifications, a regulatory model for the LDCs to carry out such a plan.
Procurement of Electricity for State Agencies
Pursuant to state statutes at CGS Section 16a-14e, DEEP operates a purchasing pool for the purchase of electricity for executive branch state agency operations. DEEP and DAS procured a competitive rate for electricity supply for state facilities, saving roughly $1 million per year in operating costs for FY20.
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Content last updated September 2019