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Climate Solutions: Connecticut's Zero Carbon Electric Supply by 2040 - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca French
17:37
IRP = Integrated Resources Plan
Rebecca French
20:33
ZEV = zero emission vehicle
Rebecca French
29:39
Please feel free to add questions here during the presentation.
Hallie Metzger
33:11
Hydropower is a problematic source of energy, especially as dams sill up and structures weaken.
Robert Stein
33:20
Please comment on the recent ISO NE statement relative to the Killingly power point and how it affects your projections.
Evan Griswold
33:59
How can we upgrade our building codes to accommodate solar on the acres of rooftops throughout the state?
Kenny Foscue
35:34
Don't forget about driving down demand by aggressive energy efficiency programs.
Stephen Cowell
38:11
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?
Christina Fagerstal
38:55
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.
Peter Millman
40:12
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.
Jennifer Dillon
40:16
To the question just posed by @Christina how will MIRAs closing impact net zero/zero carbon goals, and what opportunities exist
Hallie Metzger
40:28
How will this plan prevent forests and meadows being razed for solar panel farms?
Susan Miller
41:26
Are we eliminating incentives to purchase gas appliances?
Christina Fagerstal
41:42
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
Kenny Foscue
43:48
Solar canopies are a great resource - check this out: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038092X2100894X?dgcid=author
Christine O'Neill
44:56
Can you share what role you see Connecticut COGs playing in these efforts?
Rene Parrinello
45:33
Solar is also a great location for farm lands! https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/farmers-guide-going-solar
Rebecca French
46:09
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Planning/Steps-for-Solar-Development
Lauren Savidge
47:25
MOPR = Minimum Offer Price Rule
Rebecca French
49:33
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.
Andy Markowski
52:49
What is the anticipated timeframe and/or next actions towards completion of STEPS? Thank you for all the great information so far!
Rebecca French
53:13
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/
Christine O'Neill
54:00
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
Rebecca French
56:04
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
Hallie Metzger
56:46
Can we please acknowledge the unknown unknowns? There will never be 0% carbon.
Dwayne Escola
57:46
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?
Rebecca French
57:47
DER = distributed energy resources
Christina Fagerstal
58:26
Sweden burns some of its trash underground and that energy is fed into industrial buildings
Rebecca French
01:01:10
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Energy/Conservation-and-Load-Management/Conservation-and-Load-Management
Nathan Frohling
01:01:16
Did DEEP include battery storage plans in the IRP analysis up to the (1GW) that was passed in the legislature this year?
Lauren Savidge
01:01:19
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Energy/Conservation-and-Load-Management/Conservation-and-Load-Management
Rebecca French
01:01:48
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
Rebecca French
01:02:05
Registration links at the website link I posted
Rebecca French
01:06:59
We try to highlight ongoing energy proceedings in the Climate Solutions Newsletter where we advertised this webinar.
Nathan Frohling
01:07:09
Great job! Thanks so much!
Susan Miller
01:07:13
Thank you!
Christine O'Neill
01:07:30
Thank you so much!