CPES Policy Committee Update: November 21, 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.

In this Update: 

  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut-based Electric Utilities

  • PURA Established a Docket Concerning the Review of the United Illuminating Company’s Distributed Energy Resource Integration Plan

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut-based Electric Utilities
Class action case filed on Nov. 14, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Plaintiffs seek to represent all ratepayers of Eversource and Avangrid for all New England states.  Plaintiffs’ claims center around allegations of price manipulation in the capacity market from 2013 through 2016.  http://www.nhregister.com/business/article/Class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-12364165.php

On November 13, 2017, PURA established the following docket: