NECEC and ESA Comments to DEEP on Energy Storage in Forthcoming Procurement of Clean Energy and Renewable Resources Pursuant to Public Acts 13-303, 15-107 and 17-144

Posted: December 12, 2017 - 21:04 / Connecticut / ESA Filings

Rob Klee
Commissioner
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Procurement of Clean Energy and Renewable Resources Pursuant to Public Acts
13-303, 15-107 and 17-144

Dear Commissioner Klee:


The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA)
commend the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP or Department) for notifying stakeholders of its intent to procure clean energy and renewable resources pursuant to Public Acts 13-303, 15-107 and 17-144, as announced in the November 8, 2017, Notice of Proceeding.1 We welcome and support the solicitation of bids from offshore wind, fuel cells, and anaerobic digestion, all of which are and will be important resource types for Connecticut’s future energy mix. Prior to the intended December 15 issuance date for the draft request for proposals (RFP), however, NECEC and ESA write to urge the Department to use its recent statutory authority to additionally solicit proposals for energy storage. Adding energy storage as a solicited resource will unlock a tremendous opportunity for ratepayers, adopting customers, and the Connecticut transmission and distribution systems with essentially no downside or risk.

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