CPES Policy Committee Update: April 17, 2017

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by the CPES New Energy Professionals Team. If you are interested in learning more about the New Energy Professionals, the Policy Committee, or if you have ideas for future policy updates, we would welcome your input and feedback. Please send comments to Kathryn Dube, CPES Executive Director, via email: kdube@ctpower.org.

This week’s features:

  • ISO New England Publishes Spring 2017 Update on Regional Transmission Investment
  • On April 7th, PURA Established a New Docket


ISO New England Publishes Spring 2017 Update on Regional Transmission Investment

The ISO recently published the March 2017 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. Since the October 2016 update, 3 projects were cancelled, 24 upgrades were placed in service across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and 27 new projects were added. Additionally, some project cost estimates decreased.

Since 2002, a cumulative total of 714 project components representing an investment of $8.4 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

For more information, visit the ISO Newswire.


On April 7, 2017, PURA established the following docket:


For information about the 2017 Legislative Session, including bill tracking and a schedule of meetings and events , visit www.cga.ct.gov. /

CPES does not take a position on these legislative proposals; this is provided for informational purposes only to CPES members.