Connecticut solicits energy innovation ideas
Connecticut – As it works to modernize the state’s electric grid, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is seeking written comments for innovation pilots.
PURA is seeking comparisons of potential non-wires alternative (NWA) solutions against traditional distribution system capacity upgrades and other utility expenses.
Written comments are due by 4 p.m. local time September 21.
The state embarked on this initiative in conjunction with its efforts to increase the number of electric vehicles and charging stations.
Connecticut entered a 10-state agreement in 2020 to collectively deploy 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025 and established the EV Charging Program, which consists of a combination of incentives for networked Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and direct current fast chargers (DCFC), as well as accompanying rate design offerings.