Thursday, July 27, 2017

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection picks 25 projects for small-scale energy program

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently selected 25 projects to move forward with in its small-scale energy projects program, for which it had issued a request for proposals (RFP) earlier this year.

“The response to the RFP for small-scale clean energy projects was robust and competitive – giving us the welcome challenge of carefully considering more than 100 projects and evaluating them against our established criteria,” DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee said. “In the end, we were pleased to select a wide range of projects – including solar, wind, and even energy efficiency – and also encouraged to see that 11 of them will be located right here in Connecticut.”

The small-scale energy projects RFP was one of three issued by the DEEP, with the others looking for natural gas related projects and large-scale hydropower projects that would impact Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The RFPs are intended to address the constraints of New England’s current energy infrastructure.

“These in-state projects – nine solar, one wind, and 34 MW of energy efficiency – total 170 MW,” Klee said. “This will bring more jobs and economic activity as well as cost-effective clean energy into the state.”

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