Connecticut Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis
Connecticut Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
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Renewable energy portfolio standard: 16 Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 283-16-243q and 16 CGS 283-16-245a
Wind turbine facilities: 16-50j-92 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) to 16-50j-96 RCSA
Comprehensive Energy Strategy: Public Act 11-80, Section 51
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Connecticut state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard and requirements for the development of a state energy strategy.
• Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) administers the state's renewable energy portfolio standard. The agency is also responsible for preparing and updating the state's Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) oversees the approval of wind turbines and other power-producing facilities.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
16 CGS 283-16-243q and 16 CGS 283-16-245a
Connecticut has passed renewable energy portfolio statutes requiring each electric utility company that sells electricity in Connecticut to establish a renewable energy portfolio such that the ...