Connecticut Governor Signs Energy Implementation Plan
In a quiet ceremony in Hartford on July 8, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy signed what he called historic legislation to implement the Conn. Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The governor said, “This strategy builds on our effort to improve energy efficiency, increase the number of clean energy projects and expand opportunities for natural gas service.” For more details about the announcement, read the governor’s July 8 press release.
Among other provisions, the law breaks the connection between gas and electric distribution company revenues and sales of electricity—called decoupling—and extends ratepayer-funded efficiency programs to gas distribution companies. The law also allows the state’s energy office to issue a request for proposal for long-term contracts for electricity from renewable energy generation from throughout New England. Read the legislation on the Conn. General Assembly website.