February 17, 2021
Operation Fuel appreciates the opportunity to share our unique knowledge and perspectives in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) proceeding. First, we will address the three questions posed by Deputy Commissioner Vicki Hackett at the IRP public meeting in January 2021. A foundation of environmental justice, energy equity, and diverse public participation are necessary for a robust and meaningful IRP process. Next, we will discuss the six goals of the plan, with particular attention to equity and affordability. Our remarks conclude with thanks for DEEP staff developing this IRP, noting progress we’ve made, and calling for urgency as we plan our clean energy future.