DEEP: Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Comprehensive Energy Strategy
Section 51 - Comprehensive Energy Planning
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) developed the first-ever Comprehensive Energy Strategy for the State of Connecticut Ė an assessment and Strategy for all residential, commercial, and industrial energy issues, including energy efficiency, industry, electricity, natural gas, and transportation. 
DEEP issued a draft of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy for public comment on October 5, 2012.  The draft plan analyzes the stateís current energy use.  It identifies challenges and examines opportunities for meeting future needs. And it proposes a series of recommendations which give Connecticut residents and businesses the power to choose from a wide array of energy options and guides the State on a path toward a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future. This draft plan was offered for public comment.  All comments were considered in the preparation of the final plan.
The 2013 Strategy was developed as called for in the milestone energy legislation, Public Act 11-80, passed in June of 2011.  Section 51 of this Act requires that DEEP, in consultation with the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board (CEAB), prepare a Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut every three years.
The final Strategy was issued February 19, 2013.
2016 Comprehensive Energy Strategy

Notice of Proceeding and Scoping Meeting
DEEP is holding a meeting to deliver a presentation and receive stakeholder comments on the scope of 2016 CES on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 9:00 AM EDT 2 in Hearing Room 1 at DEEPís New Britain Office located at 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut. The objective of the scoping meeting will be to provide an overview of, and seek public input on, the expected structure, schedule, and topics for the CES, as well as key research questions that will be a focus of the CES analysis. The major topics to be reviewed in the CES presentation include securing cheaper, cleaner, more reliable energy options in the following sectors:
  • Buildings and Industrial Processes
  • Electricity Supply
  • Transportation
Written comments may be filed electronically on DEEPís website or submitted directly to DEEP at on or before June 14, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. EDT. All materials submitted by stakeholders in this proceeding will be posted on the DEEP website. Any questions may be directed to Debra Morrell at (860) 827-2688 and/or via electronic mail at
Demand Response October 27, 2016 Meeting Presentations

Public Hearings and Technical Meetings
DEEP scheduled a series of public hearings to take oral testimony on the draft 2013 Strategy. The public presented oral testimony and asked DEEP staff and consultants questions about the analysis underlying the findings and recommendations in the draft Strategy. 
Technical Meetings:
Written Comments:
Written comments are accepted via the DEEP electronic filing system, email or postal mail, on or before
If you are interested in being on the list to participate or receive updates on the development of the Plan, please complete the Stakeholder Request Form and submit to the address indicated on the form.
Stakeholder Request Form:  (Word)     (PDF)

To view filings select the link below:
DEEP Energy Web Filings
Any questions on the above-referenced processes should be addressed to
Content last updated November 2016