Summary of Public Act Number 11-80: An Act Concerning the Establishment of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Planning for Connecticut’s Energy Future
June 13, 2011
The Connecticut legislature passed significant legislation that consolidates the development and implementation of Connecticut’s environmental and energy policy within a new, expanded Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The new Department will include the Department of Public Utility Control, now known as the Public Utility Regulatory Authority, the old DEP, and the Connecticut Siting Council (for administrative purposes).
The bill requires the new DEEP to develop a comprehensive State Energy Plan and establishes a variety of new programs to promote clean energy and energy efficiency.