DEEP: Renewable Portfolio Standard

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Section 129 - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a final study on Connecticut's existing Renewable Portfolio Standard on April 26, 2013. This analysis was called for in the milestone energy legislation, Public Act 11-80, passed in June of 2011. Section 129 of this Act requires that DEEP analyze options for minimizing the cost to electric ratepayers of procuring renewable resources and the feasibility of increasing the renewable energy portfolio standards. Public Act 11-80 (2011) further called for DEEP to analyze the impacts, costs and benefits of expanding the definition of Class I renewable resources to include hydropower and other technologies that do not use nuclear or fossil fuels.
Related legislation is also being pursued in the 2013 legislative session. For more information, see An Act Concerning Connecticut's Clean Energy Goals, S.B. 1138 (2013).
Final RPS Study - issued April 26, 2013
Draft RPS Study - issued March 18, 2013
Reference Materials
Renewable Energy Training 101

This draft study was offered for public comment.  All comments were considered in the preparation of the final study.
Technical Meeting and Public Hearing
Technical Meeting Agenda
April 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. and April 8, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., if necessary
Phoenix Auditorium, DEEPís Hartford Office
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT
Public Hearing
April 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
Phoenix Auditorium, DEEPís Hartford Office
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT
Written Comments
Written comments were accepted via the DEEP electronic filing system or email on or before April 19, 2013, by 4:00 p.m.
To view filings select the link below:
Any questions on the above-referenced process should be addressed to
Content Last Updated April 26, 2013