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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this Update:
- ISO New England Delays Release of Study on Regional Fuel Security
- PURA Established a Docket on PURA’s Annual Review of the Purchased Gas Adjustment Clause Charges or Credits Filed by Connecticut Local Distribution Companies
- PURA Established a Docket for PURA’s Review of the LDCs’ Gas Supply Portfolio, Asset Strategies and Practices
- PURA Established a Docket for Review of LREC/ZREC Projects
- Potential Sweep of RGGI Funds
- First Round Comments on DEEP’s Draft 2017 CES Available
REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
ISO NEW ENGLAND DELAYS RELEASE OF STUDY ON REGIONAL FUEL SECURITY
ISO New England will delay the release of its Operational Fuel-Security Analysis pending resolution of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) issued to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on September 28, 2017. ISO New England intends to release the results of the analysis once the DOE NOPR is sufficiently resolved. For more information, see the ISO’s official statement.
PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NEW DOCKETS
On October 19, 2017, PURA established the following docket:
Docket No. 18-10-01: PURA Annual Review of the Purchased Gas Adjustment Clause Charges or Credits Filed by Connecticut Local Distribution Companies
On October 16, 2017, PURA established the following docket:
Docket No. 17-10-31: PURA Review of the LDCs’ Gas Supply Portfolio, Asset Strategies and Practices
On October 10, 2017, PURA established the following docket:
Docket No. 17-10-19: Review of LREC/ZREC Projects
POTENTIAL SWEEP OF RGGI FUNDS
The tentative budget agreement, which is still being negotiated, may include sweeps of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. More information is available here.
CES FIRST ROUND COMMMENTS AVAILABLE
The first round of comments on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) draft 2017 Comprehensive Energy Strategy were due September 25, 2017. The comments are available on the DEEP webpage at the following link: http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DEEPEnergy.nsf/$EnergyView?OpenForm&Start=1&Count=30&Expand=6.2&Seq=2