Statutes & Legislation Relevant to CEAB
Public Acts Impacting CEAB
An Act Concerning the Establishment of the Department of Environmental Protection and Planning for Connecticut's Energy Future (CT PA 11-80)
Public Act 11-80, An Act Concerning the Establishment of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Planning for Connecticut's Energy Future, reconstitutes the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board (CEAB) and modifies its mission as of July 1, 2011.
The Board shall report to the General Assembly on the status of programs administered by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; consult with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection regarding the integrated resource plan developed pursuant to section 16a-3a of the General Statutes; and review, within available resources, requests from the General Assembly.
An Act Concerning Electricity and Energy Efficiency (CT PA 07-242)
Public Act 07-242, An Act Concerning Electricity and Energy Efficiency. The Act reconstituted the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board (CEAB) and modified its mission. However, the primary goal for this board remains to encourage competing energy solutions and to provide the opportunity to review multiple energy solutions simultaneously.
The CEAB is responsible for representing the state in regional energy planning, participating in the state's annual load forecast proceeding, and reviewing the procurement plan submitted by electric distribution companies. Click here to view a summary of all the impacts on CEAB of the new legislation.
An Act Concerning Energy Independence (CT PA 05-01)
During the July 2005 Special Session of the Connecticut General Assembly, Public Act 05-01, An Act Concerning Energy Independence was passed. Connecticut's Office of Legislative Research summarizes the act as follows:
"This bill established several initiatives to reduce charges associated with congestion on the electric transmission system. It creates incentives for customers for installing distributed resources on their premises. These resources include small and medium size generating facilities and conservation and load management measures. The incentives include a capital and operating cost subsidies and the provision of long-term financing. The bill also provides awards to electric companies for their efforts in connection with the installaton of these resources.
The bill requires the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to identify near term measures that could reduce the transmission congestion costs and order the electric companies to begin implementing the steps DPUC considers appropriate by January 1, 2006.
(Longer term) the bill requires the DPUC to conduct a request for proposals to identify measures that would reduce congestion costs over the 2006 to 2010 period."
An Act Concerning Long-Term Planning for Energy Facilities (CT PA 03-140)
The Connecticut Energy Advisory Board's composition and function were substantially reformed by Sections 16 to 21 of Public Act 03-140, An Act Concerning Long-Term Planning for Energy Facilities. The change equipped Connecticut to anticipate rather than react to emerging energy needs. The CEAB's statutory responsibilities now include, among others: preparing an annual Energy Plan; establishing criteria for evaluating energy proposals; participating in various Connecticut Siting Council proceedings; implementing and conducting requests for proposals (RFPs) to solicit energy projects; and representing the State in regional energy system planning processes conducted by New England's Independent System Operator, ISO-NE. Together, these functions enable Connecticut to facilitate market-based energy solutions that further the State's energy, environmental, and economic development objectives.
An Act Studying State Energy Policy (SA 99-15)
In 1999 the Connecticut General Assembly passed Special Act 99-15 to establish a task force to update the state's energy policy to reflect recent changes in public utility industries while maintaining protection for low-income consumers and encouraging conservation of our natural resources.