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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

State Utility Regulators Reviewing 2010 Energy Efficiency Plan

The state’s electric and natural gas utilities have submitted a plan to utility regulators that calls for spending more than $130 million on energy efficiency programs next year, a move that proponents of the proposal say would result in $580 million in energy savings.

Officials at the state Department of Public Utility Control held their first public hearing on the energy efficiency plan last week, said Jeff Gaudiosi (who is shown at left), chairman of the Energy Conservation Management Board .

The board approved the energy efficiency plan, which was developed by the utilities, at its September meeting, Gaudiosi said.

"This is the first time that the electric and the natural gas utilities have filed jointly," he said. "They used to file separate plans and before 2007, there wasn’t a plan filed at all for natural gas, although the individual gas companies did programs on their own."

Gaudiosi said he is hoping that the DPUC will rule of the energy efficiency plan before the end of December.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of the New Haven Register.


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