April 21, 2024

Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (CT PURA)

Vineyard Wind
Vineyard Wind 1 on Track to Produce Power by Year’s End

The 806-MW project’s construction is about 60% complete, with the offshore substation, 15 array cables, 25 monopiles and two turbines already installed.

Park City Wind to Cancel PPAs, Exit OSW Pipeline
Avangrid announced an agreement with two Connecticut electric distribution companies to terminate power purchase agreements for its Park City Wind proposal, the latest in a series of setbacks for offshore wind in New England.
Connecticut Looking for Grid Innovators
Connecticut launched the Innovative Energy Solutions Program, a “regulatory sandbox” aimed at rolling out new ideas for a decarbonized and equitable grid.
Blue Bird
School Buses Uniquely Suited to V2G Technology, CT Green Bank Says
The CT Green Bank’s president says electric school buses could help reduce peak demand on the power grid and increase resilience in Connecticut communities.
BYD North America
Few Lessons Learned Available in M-HD Charging Rate Design, Consultant Says
CALSTART told the Connecticut PURA that it’s “early days” for utility rates that are fit for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification.
Connecticut Lawmakers Send Energy Storage Pilot Bill to Governor
Connecticut legislators passed a bill that would require two state utilities to develop pilot programs to build, own and operate energy storage systems.
Connecticut Regulators Order ‘Immediate’ Phaseout of Gas Expansion Plan
An investigation of Connecticut’s natural gas system expansion strategy found that the plan does not align with the state’s climate and energy goals.
Connecticut Department of Transportation
‘Innovative Rate Design’ Key to Bus Electrification, ConnDOT Says
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority heard from ConnDOT for an investigation of integration of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
Security Limits Inc.
Bid-rigging Allegation Clouds Avangrid Bid for PNM
Avangrid is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators following allegations that the company purchased millions in unnecessary equipment to boost profits.
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Eversource Warns of Higher Winter Bills as Gas Prices Bounce Back
Eversource warned that customers will likely see a spike in their bills this winter compared to last year’s, as natural gas prices surge nationwide.

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