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Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut

Date Last Updated5/13/2013
Policy TypeState Energy Plan
State/FederalCT
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeCT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Policy Initiation Date2/1/2013
Policy SummaryWith a planning horizon that extends to 2050, this strategy presents a series of policy proposals aimed at expanding energy choices, lowering utility bills, improving environmental conditions, creating clean energy jobs, and enhancing the quality of life in the state. The strategy offers recommendations in five major priority areas: Energy efficiency, Industrial energy needs, Electricity supply including renewable power, Natural gas, and Transportation. CHP is explicitly mentioned in connection with three of these, figuring prominently in the industrial area. Two specific industrial recommendations are "Enable Fuel Switching to Cheaper and Cleaner Fuels," which covers natural gas CHP, and "Remove Known Barriers and Refine Combined Heat & Power Strategy to Capture Remaining Potential." In the section on Electricity Supply, there is an additional recommendation on developing "Submetering Protocols to Promote the Use of Renewable Energy and Combined Heat and Power in Multi-Tenant Buildings." The recommendations in this section pertaining to microgrids and system reliability, while not mentioning CHP, call for policies and actions that would be beneficial to CHP development.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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