Climate Solutions: Connecticut's Zero Carbon Electric Supply by 2040 - Shared screen with speaker view
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IRP = Integrated Resources Plan
ZEV = zero emission vehicle
Please feel free to add questions here during the presentation.
Hydropower is a problematic source of energy, especially as dams sill up and structures weaken.
Please comment on the recent ISO NE statement relative to the Killingly power point and how it affects your projections.
How can we upgrade our building codes to accommodate solar on the acres of rooftops throughout the state?
Don't forget about driving down demand by aggressive energy efficiency programs.
how will be separate the CT alone electricity use vs the ISO-NE grid renewable percentage. will it be the generation physically located in CT?
We have a big municipal waste problem, so why don’t we try to kill two birds with one stone? Why don’t we look at the country of Sweden which burns its trash to provide heating for households and energy to industry.
How are you going to balance the benefits and costs of a substantial increase of DER against those of upgrading transmission? I don't hear much of an emphasis on DER.
To the question just posed by @Christina how will MIRAs closing impact net zero/zero carbon goals, and what opportunities exist
How will this plan prevent forests and meadows being razed for solar panel farms?
Are we eliminating incentives to purchase gas appliances?
We should definitely not cut back on forests and meadows for solar farms. We can put solar panels on top of buildings! We need more forests and meadows
Solar canopies are a great resource - check this out: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038092X2100894X?dgcid=author
Can you share what role you see Connecticut COGs playing in these efforts?
Solar is also a great location for farm lands! https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/farmers-guide-going-solar
MOPR = Minimum Offer Price Rule
The Connecticut Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a state policy that requires electric providers to offset a specified percentage or amount of the energy they generate or sell by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from renewable sources.
What is the anticipated timeframe and/or next actions towards completion of STEPS? Thank you for all the great information so far!
Attendees may find this article helpful regarding the recent ISO filing on Killingly gas plan. https://ctmirror.org/2021/11/05/killingly-power-plant-dealt-a-major-setback-as-iso-ne-abandons-plans/
Note to Christina F: burning our trash is not Zero-Carbon. https://www.no-burn.org/wp-content/uploads/Waste-Incinerators-Undermine-Clean-Energy-Goals-1.pdf
regarding STEPs for Solar Development, DEEP is reviewing comments submitted over the summer I believe. You can sign up here to get the latest updates on any next steps. https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/Gv0jmOH
Can we please acknowledge the unknown unknowns? There will never be 0% carbon.
Fig 1.1 shows CO2 short tons for CT of around 10 Million. What generation Million watt hours is this based on. The total plants in CT generate or just what CT customers use in each year?
DER = distributed energy resources
Sweden burns some of its trash underground and that energy is fed into industrial buildings
Did DEEP include battery storage plans in the IRP analysis up to the (1GW) that was passed in the legislature this year?
Conservation and Load Management Plan meetings next week: Technical Meeting #1: November 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | RegisterPublic Input Session: November 17, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | RegisterTechnical Meeting #2: November 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Register
Registration links at the website link I posted
We try to highlight ongoing energy proceedings in the Climate Solutions Newsletter where we advertised this webinar.
Great job! Thanks so much!
Thank you so much!