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CPES Policy Committee Update: June 20, 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 feature:

  • FERC Staff Issues 2017 Summer Seasonal Assessment Report
  • PURA Established a Docket Regarding Joint Application for Approval of a Change of Control
  • Connecticut Legislation Adjourned for the Regular Session on June 7, 2017

REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

FERC Staff Issues 2017 Summer Seasonal Assessment Report

On June 15, 2017, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff issued the Summer 2017 Energy Market and Reliability Assessment Report. The report is FERC staff’s annual opportunity to share its summer outlook on the electricity and natural gas markets, as well as reliability matters, to better inform the Commission’s understanding of current and future trends.

The report touches on the possibility of tight supply margins should forecasted summer peak conditions occur in New England. The report states that “ISO-NE may be required to rely on additional imports from neighboring regions as well as implementing operating procedures to maintain reliability during possible periods of supply deficiencies.”

To access the entire report, click here.

PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NEW DOCKET:

On June 16, 2017, PURA established the following docket:

 

CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The 2017 Regular Session adjourned on June 7, 2017.  A special session has been called to deal with the biennial budget and the current budget deficit. If a budget agreement can not be reached by July 1st, the beginning of the new fiscal year, the Governor will run the state without a budget through Executive Order or the Legislature may pass a continuing resolution until a budget is in place.

See the June 13 Policy Update for a list of bills that passed during the regular session that may be of interest to our members.

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

CPES Policy Committee Update: June 6, 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 feature:

  • New England’s Wholesale Electricity Markets Were Competitive in 2016
  • Drift Is a New Startup Applying Peer-to-Peer Trading to Retail Electricity Markets
  • Eversource Energy to Buy Aquarion in $1.68 Billion Deal
  • PURA established a docket for the Application of The Southern Connecticut Gas Company to Increase Its Rates and Charges
  • Sub. Sen. Bill 900 passed in both chambers over the weekend

STATE AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

New England’s Wholesale Electricity Markets Were Competitive in 2016

The 2016 Annual Markets Report (AMR), issued by ISO New England’s Internal Market Monitor (IMM), concluded that New England’s wholesale power markets were competitive in 2016. The 2016 AMR covers the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016, and contains the IMM’s analyses of market operations and results.

The total value of the region’s wholesale electricity markets, including the cost of electric energy, capacity, ancillary services, and the cost of transmission services and upgrades, fell by about $1.7 billion, or 18%, from roughly $9.3 billion in 2015 to roughly $7.6 billion in 2016.

The total value of the region’s wholesale electric energy market in 2016 was $4.1 billion, which is 30% lower than the 2015 value of $5.9 billion. The 2016 electric energy market value was the lowest since 2003, when New England’s wholesale energy markets were launched in their current form. Over that same time period, the previous record-low market value was $5.2 billion in 2012

The decline in wholesale power prices mirrored a 34% year-over-year decline in the average price of natural gas, which is the fuel used most often to generate electricity in New England. Natural-gas-fired power plants produced 49% of the power generated in New England last year.

The full report is available on ISO New England’s website.

Drift Is a New Startup Applying Peer-to-Peer Trading to Retail Electricity Markets
The company is taking all the hottest tech in Silicon Valley and bringing it to New York’s retail energy market.

A Seattle-based startup is taking some of the most talked-about technology applications — machine learning, high-frequency trading, and peer-to-peer selling — and applying them to retail energy markets.

The 15-person company, called Drift, is attempting to change electricity delivery in deregulated markets by connecting consumers directly to energy producers on a cryptographically secure system (think blockchain), allowing it to granularly match a customer’s environmental or cost preferences.

Drift is made up of engineers who’ve worked at Amazon, Google and Microsoft; a data scientist from Argonne National Laboratory; a head of marketing from Uber; and a former FERC attorney.

Greg Robinson, the co-founder and CEO, said the platform was designed to “ruthlessly lower costs in the supply chain” and provide a more customized experience for people looking for energy choice.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/drift-is-a-startup-applying-peer-to-peer-trading-to-retail-electricity

Eversource Energy to Buy Aquarion in $1.68 Billion Deal
On June 2nd, The Hartford Courant reported that Eversource Energy had announced they had reached an agreement to buy Aquarion Water Co. for $1.68 billion, combining New England’s largest electric and gas utility with a dominant water company in Connecticut. MORE INFO

PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NEW DOCKET:

On May 26, 2017, PURA established the following docket:

 

CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Information about the Energy and Technology Committee, including committee meetings and public hearings, is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/et/

The Energy and Technology Committee’s JF deadline was March 23, 2017.  The list of bills reported out of the Energy and Technology Committee is available at:  https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CommJFList.asp?comm_code=et and additional information about the status of these bills is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/etdata/cbr/et.asp

Sub. Sen. Bill 900 passed in both chambers over the weekend.  Below is the title of the bill and two links to find the language.

AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ELECTRIC SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS AND ADVERTISING AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS AND THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY’S REPORTING OF ELECTRIC RATES. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/FC/pdf/2017SB-00900-R000344-FC.pdf and https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/amd/S/pdf/2017SB-00900-R00SA-AMD.pdf

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

CPES Policy Committee Update: May 23, 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 feature:

  • Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP) Discussions Continue on Potential Market Rule Changes

REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP) Discussions Continue

On May 17, 2017, market participants, state regulators, and other stakeholders continued discussions on potential market rule changes to integrate the region’s wholesale electricity markets with the public policy goals of the New England states (the IMAPP initiative). The meeting featured a presentation by ISO New England on a proposed approach that could be implemented in the near term. Conceptually, the ISO’s approach seeks to coordinate the entry of new subsidized clean energy resources with the retirement of existing capacity resources through the Forward Capacity Market (FCM). By doing so, the FCM can accommodate the entry of significant subsidized resources over time while maintaining competitively-based capacity prices for non-subsidized resources. The ISO’s approach is being referred to as Competitive Auctions with Subsidized Policy Resources or “CASPR.” A detailed discussion paper and highlights from the CASPR design approach are available on the ISO New England website

For additional information, visit NEPOOL’s Integrating Markets and Public Policy website.

CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Information about the Energy and Technology Committee, including committee meetings and public hearings, is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/et/

The Energy and Technology Committee’s JF deadline was March 23, 2017.  The list of bills reported out of the Energy and Technology Committee is available here and additional information about the status of these bills is available at this link.

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

Natural Gas Representatives Share Latest Information on Infrastructure Projects Progressing in Connecticut and New England

Wrap Up: Natural Gas Infrastructure Project Updates: Transmission and LDCs
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Cromwell, CT
Presentations

On June 14, 2017, the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) hosted representatives from Connecticut-based gas utilities and an interstate pipeline company to provide an update on the natural gas expansion projects progressing in Connecticut and the larger New England region.  Gregg Therrien, Assistant Vice President of Concentric Energy Advisors and member of the CPES Board of Directors, moderated the panel discussion, which included remarks by:

  • Michael J. Dirrane, Director of Marketing, Enbridge
  • Erik Robie, Manager for Commercial Sales, Connecticut Natural Gas and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company
  • Chris Luca, Program Manager for Gas Expansion, Eversource

 
Michael Dirrane provided an update on the interstate pipeline expansion projects completed and advancing in New England. Enbridge, a leader in the gathering, transportation, processing and storage of natural gas, merged with Spectra Energy on March 1, 2017, creating one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Dirrane is responsible for managing the commercial relationships between Enbridge pipelines in the Northeast, including the Algonquin Gas Transmission (AGT) pipeline system, and gas utilities in the region. He said that natural gas supplies from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays have been a “game changer” for the industry since they came on line in the 2010 timeframe. Today, six billion cubic feet of natural gas per day is supplied by the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, and this gas, he said, is being transported all across the country. Dirrane provided an update on the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) and Atlantic Bridge expansion projects. The AIM project, completed in January 2017, expanded the pipeline capacity of the existing AGT pipeline system by roughly 342,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day. The Atlantic Bridge project, scheduled for completion in 2018, is designed to provide additional capacity on both the AGT and Maritimes & Northeast pipeline systems.
 
Erik Robie discussed the key role the 2013 Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) has played in the expansion of the natural gas distribution system in Connecticut, calling it the “playbook” for gas utilities in the state. The CES, issued by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in February 2013, made several recommendations to advance to the state’s vision for a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future. One of the central goals of the 2013 CES, Robie explained, was to increase customer choice by providing residents and businesses greater access to natural gas. The 2013 CES, and its enabling legislation passed in 2014, established new rate and cost-recovery mechanisms, among other tools, to help move natural gas expansion projects forward in Connecticut. Since the 2013 CES was issued, Connecticut Natural Gas and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company have added 153 miles of new main and supplied more than 34,000 new customers with natural gas. Their goal is to install 180 miles of new main by the end of 2017.
 
Chris Luca underscored the importance of the 2013 CES in the expansion of the natural gas distribution system in Connecticut. Luca also discussed the importance of working with municipalities to minimize the costs associated with permitting, policing the construction site, and restoring the site to its original condition after installing new pipeline. Luca highlighted the Ansonia residential expansion project, one of three major gas expansion projects for Eversource in 2016. The project involved 4.25 miles of new pipe and provided access to natural gas for more than 294 residential properties. Eversource’s communications strategy with the municipality and residents was key to the project’s success, Luca said.           
 
All of the panelists’ presentations are available on the CPES website.

 

February 15, 2017: Energy Procurement Strategies: Business and Government Insights

 

WRAP UP:
February 15, 2017: CPES Hosts Discussion on Energy Procurement Strategies
Click here for David Ferro’s Presentation

On February 15, 2017, the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) hosted a discussion on energy procurement strategies featuring government and business insights from Jeffrey Gaudiosi, Power Procurement Manager for the State of Connecticut, and David Ferro, Director of Energy Management Services and Business Development for Pennoni Associates.

Jeffrey Gaudiosi opened the discussion with a look back at how energy was procured in the state of Connecticut after the electricity market deregulated in 1998. Deregulation allowed retail customers to choose a competitive supplier of electricity, but required the state’s electric distribution companies to continue to provide “Standard Service” and “Supplier of Last Resort Service” to customers who did not choose a competitive supplier. He explained that the legislature dictated how electricity was procured for these customers, requiring the utilities to employ a three-year laddering model for Standard Service power procurements. This procurement method involved a series of overlapping wholesale contracts extending over several years, which kept retail electricity prices relatively stable for consumers. This method worked well for many years, Gaudiosi explained, but fell out of favor when Standard Service rates reached record levels and prevented retail customers from taking advantage of declining wholesale electricity prices in the 2009-2010 timeframe.

When the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) merged in 2011, a power procurement manager position was created and a power procurement plan was put in place to address many of the shortfalls associated with the former procurement process. According to Gaudiosi, the plan was built to be flexible and allow the state’s utilities to adjust to market conditions. Power supply rates were fixed from January through June and from July through December, splitting up the winter months to moderate prices. The timing for power purchases was also adjusted, he explained. The state moved away from long-term contracts and instead purchased power four times a year through short-term contracts to allow customers to benefit from current market prices. The approval process for power procurements was dramatically improved as well, according to Gaudiosi. Instead of waiting 30 hours for bids to be approved, the new power procurement manager could now act with the authority of a public utility commissioner and approve bids within a few hours in consultation with the utilities and the Office of Consumer Counsel. With this improved procurement process, Gaudiosi explained, the state of Connecticut is now enjoying the lowest Standard Service rates since 2004.    

 David Ferro rounded out the discussion with a look at how consultants and brokers are changing their power procurement strategies based on what is happening in the marketplace. He highlighted natural gas storage volumes as one of the primary drivers of wholesale electricity prices in the U.S. In New England, he pointed to increasing capacity and transmission costs impacting wholesale electricity prices, and discussed the significant turnover in the generation fleet away from coal- and oil-fired generation toward natural-gas fired generation. This, he said, will put additional pressure on the natural gas infrastructure serving the region, which can have a significant impact on wholesale electricity prices. He concluded with a list of seven steps for developing an energy supply strategy – for facility managers, supply chain professionals, and those involved in managing energy procurement strategies. Technology advancements, he said, will be extremely important in creating a “sustainable energy community” where consumers have more control over their energy supply.   

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CPES Policy Committee Update: February 28, 2017

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by a team recently formed with support from CPES, known as the New Energy Professionals. 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 Releases 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook
  • New Docket Established by PURA
  • Connecticut Legislative Update
  • Governor’s Bill includes an Act Promoting Fuel Cell Use

REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

ISO New England Releases 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook

ISO New England has released the 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook (REO), an annual report that examines the challenges and trends impacting New England’s power system. The REO explains the innovative solutions the ISO and regional stakeholders are pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future.

The ISO has also created new webpages that highlight and expand on the information and statistics contained in the report.

PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NEW DOCKETS:

On February 23, 2017, PURA established the following docket:

CONNECTICUT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Information about the Energy and Technology Committee, including committee meetings and public hearings, is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/et/

The following raised bills may be of interest to our membership:

  • Raised S.B. 777: AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIODIESEL BLEND REQUIREMENT FOR HEATING OIL.  To alter the timing and delay provisions concerning the biodiesel blend requirement for heating oil.
  • Raised S.B. 860: AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS FOR ZERO EMISSION RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS AND LOW-EMISSION RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS.  To require electric distribution companies to solicit long-term contracts for zero emission renewable energy credits and low-emission renewable energy credits for an additional year.
  • Raised S.B. 861: AN ACT CONCERNING RATEPAYER IMPACT STATEMENTS.  To require a ratepayer impact statement on bills which, if passed, would have a financial impact on electric ratepayers.
  • Raised S.B. 862: AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY’S REVIEW OF CLAIMS ARISING FROM CONTRACTS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE AUTHORITY.  To permit the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to review claims arising from contracts the authority previously approved.
  • Raised S.B. 863: AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF TRASH-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AS A COMPONENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY.  To require the study of the viability of trash-to-energy facilities as a component of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy.
  • Raised S.B. 899: AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS FOR PURCHASED GAS ADJUSTMENTS, ENERGY ADJUSTMENT CHARGES OR CREDITS AND TRANSMISSION RATES.  To no longer require the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to hold a hearing for certain adjustments, unless a hearing is requested by a company, interested person or member of the public.
  • Raised S.B. 900: AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ELECTRIC SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS AND ADVERTISING AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS AND THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY’S REPORTING OF ELECTRIC RATES.  To make minor changes regarding electric supplier compliance with environmental laws, renewable portfolio standards and advertising and contract requirements and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority report regarding electric rates.
  • Raised H.B. 7012: AN ACT REQUIRING INFORMATION ON THE STATE’S ENERGY COSTS COMPETITIVENESS AS PART OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY.  To assess progress in reducing electricity and other energy costs and make recommendations to improve Connecticut’s competitive position.
  • Raised H.B. 7104: AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.  To no longer permit suppliers and electric distribution companies to make up renewable energy portfolio deficiencies within the first three months of the succeeding calendar year.
  • Raised H.B. 7107: AN ACT CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT AND USE OF REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS ACCOUNT FUNDS.  To broaden the types of energy investments authorized for the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auctions.
  • Raised H.B. 7140: AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES THAT SUPPORT THE STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.  To require the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a study regarding the adequacy of baseload Class I renewable energy sources that manage the state’s biomass waste stream in accordance with the state’s Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy.

The following Governor’s bill may be of interest to our membership:

  • Governor’s H.B. 7036: AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF FUEL CELLS FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM BENEFITS AND RELIABILITY.  To implement the Governor’s budget recommendations.

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

CPES Policy Committee Update: February 21, 2017

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by a team recently formed with support from CPES, known as the New Energy Professionals. 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:

  • Consumer Liaison Group Meeting will Focus on the Role of Nuclear Power in New England
  • The Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 PM on February 21, 2017

REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:

Consumer Liaison Group Meeting Will Focus on the Role of Nuclear Power in New England

The first quarterly meeting of the New England Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) for 2017 will be held on March 2, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts. The meeting will focus on the role of nuclear power in New England, particularly its impacts on reliability, carbon reduction, and market prices. The meeting will feature Tracy Babbidge, Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as the keynote speaker.

Panelists will include:

  • Kevin Hennessy, State Policy Director – New England, Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • William Berg, Vice President of Wholesale Market Development, Exelon Corporation
  • Peter Fuller, Vice President of Market and Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
  • Dr. Gilbert Brown, Emeritus Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

To register for the meeting, visit the Consumer Liaison Group webpage on the ISO New England website.

 CONNECTICUT LEGISLATION:

Information about the Energy and Technology Committee, including committee meetings and public hearings, is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/et/

On February 21, 2017, the Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 PM.  The agenda is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/etdata/pha/2017PHA00221-R001300ET-PHA.htm

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

CPES Policy Committee Update: February 13, 2017

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by a team recently formed with support from CPES, known as the New Energy Professionals. 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 Issues Preliminary Results of Forward Capacity Auction #11

REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

ISO New England Issues Preliminary Results of Forward Capacity Auction #11

New England’s eleventh Forward Capacity Market auction (FCA #11) concluded with sufficient resources to meet demand for electricity in the 2020-2021 time frame, closing at a preliminary, system-wide clearing price of $5.30 per kilowatt-month (kW-month). The auction concluded with commitments from 35,835 MW of capacity resources. No major generators retired in FCA #11 and no new large-scale generators cleared in the auction, but 640 megawatts (MW) of new energy-efficiency and demand-reduction measures—the equivalent of a large power plant—cleared and will be available in 2020-2021. ISO New England plans to file the results of the auction with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) later this month.

For more information, see ISO New England’s FCA #11 initial press release: https://www.iso-ne.com/static-assets/documents/2017/02/20170209_FCA11_initial_pr.pdf.  


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

CPES Policy Committee Update: February 6, 2017

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by a team recently formed with support from CPES, known as the New Energy Professionals. 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 Conducts Eleventh Forward Capacity Market Auction
  • Three New Public Utilities Proceedings of Interest
  • The Agenda for the Energy and Technology Committee Public Hearing on February 7th

 REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

ISO New England Conducts Eleventh Forward Capacity Market Auction
On February 6, 2017, ISO New England conducted the eleventh Forward Capacity Auction (FCA #11) to procure the capacity resources needed to meet the demand for electricity during the 2020/2021 capacity commitment period. Results of the auction will be announced via press release on ISO New England’s Press Releases web page. Further details are available on ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Market web page.

PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NEW DOCKETS:

On January 30, 2017, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority initiated the following proceeding, which may be of interest to you: 

On February 1, 2017, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority initiated the following proceedings, which may be of interest to you: 

CONNECTICUT LEGISLATION:

Information about the Energy and Technology Committee, including committee meetings and public hearings, is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/et/

On February 7, 2017, the Energy and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 PM.  The agenda is available at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/etdata/pha/2017PHA00207-R001300ET-PHA.htm

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