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SCEF Public Input Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
17:58
DEEP - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
18:13
SCEF - Shared Clean Energy Facility
Lauren Savidge
19:36
Written comments can be submitted to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov by August 24
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
23:21
PURA - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Kevin McCarthy
24:10
Acronyms are evil. Avoid them if possible. 🤓
Bruce Becker
24:52
It should be noted that Fuel Cells reduce particulate pollution by over 99% compared to natural gas co-gen or other combustion based generation which is far preferable in terms of community impact.
Kevin McCarthy
27:08
Fuel cells have many positive features. But green hydrogen was an “emerging technology” 20 years ago. For the foreseeable future, fuel cells will run on natural gas.
Lauren Savidge
28:25
Link to the tool in the slides: https://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d04ec429d0a4477b9526689dc7809ffe
Doris Johnson
28:34
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Environmental-Justice/Environmental-Justice-Communities
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
29:27
STEPS - Sustainable, Transparent, and Efficient Process for Solar development
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
32:09
EJ - environmental justice
Aaron Goode
32:43
Not all of New Haven is considered an "environmental justice community"
Aaron Goode
32:46
only parts of it
Aaron Goode
33:03
which does not make sense when ALL of East Haven and Stratford ARE considered EJ communities under state law
Aaron Goode
33:18
the definition of "EJ community" is deeply flawed
Aaron Goode
33:35
and hopefully CEEJAC will make recommendations to change it considerably
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
35:28
CEEJAC - Connecticut Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Counsel
Jean de Smet
37:41
How many SCEF projects have been sited so far?
Doris Johnson
41:35
Kevin McCarthy and Aaron Goode, thank you - DEEP's Environmental Justice Program is presently developing a mapping tool. We will take into considerations your comments. Doris Johnson
Kathleen Fay
42:08
Thank you Doris!
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
43:35
Bruce - Currently the subscribers who benefit from a SCEF project are not geographically linked to the location of a facility.
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
47:57
Service territory means whether the electric company is Eversource or United Illuminating
Lauren Savidge
59:27
To follow up on the question about whether a municipality can participate in the program, a municipality can participate as long as they meet the program requirements. We have seen municipalities partner with renewable energy developers to develop an application
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
01:02:58
Jean - to answer your question, 1 SCEF project has been built so far in Bloomfield as part of the SCEF pilot project. Since then, 9 SCEF projects were selected in year 1, 8 projects in year 2, and 8 more projects in year 3. Those projects are all in various stages of completion.
Thomas Swarr
01:10:13
Municipality hosting VNM 2MW will get more benefit than hsoting SCEF
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
01:13:56
VNM - virtual net metering
Jean de Smet
01:15:31
Great point, Thomas.
Kathleen Fay
01:15:42
Thank you all for organizing this workshop. Unfortunately late summer is a difficult time to have broader participation. we in the New Haven area look forward to additional opportunities to participate.
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
01:16:16
Thank you all. We look forward to ongoing discussions of SCEF.
Charles Rothenberger
01:16:25
Thank you!
Thomas Swarr
01:16:28
Thank you.
Kirsten Rigney (DEEP)
01:16:39
Written comments can be submitted to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov by August 24