Connecticut’s New Energy Storage Solutions Program: How it Provides Benefits to Ratepayers, Participants and the Grid

March 1, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Over the past three years, the Northeastern United States has been innovating on behind-the-meter battery storage deployment and incentive structures. Battery storage programs in states including New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont are producing new insights to increase deployment of battery storage resulting in benefits to participants, ratepayers, and society. This webinar explored the emergence of Connecticut with its Framework for an Equitable Modern Grid and the creation of Energy Storage Solutions, the largest battery storage incentive program of its kind in the country. Panelists went into detail on the public policy underpinnings and the use of conventional cost-effectiveness tests to design a replicable and scalable incentive program with resilience and Justice40 as the priorities.

Webinar Panelists: 

  • Josh Ryor – Director, Office of Utility Programs and Initiatives with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Nicole Reed Fry – Director with Guidehouse
  • Tyler Olney – Managing Consultant with Guidehouse
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul (Co-Moderator) – Senior Project Director with the Clean Energy Group
  • Bryan Garcia (Co-Moderator) – President and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank

Webinar Follow-Up Resources:

  • Equitable Modern Grid – the foundation behind the Public Utility Regulatory Authority’s Energy Storage Solutions program
  • National Standard Practice Manual – provides a comprehensive framework for cost-effectiveness assessment of distributed energy resources
  • Benefit Cost Analysis Model (Excel Download)– developed by Guidehouse for Energy Storage Solutions, the model allows users to optimize the incentive program design to achieve PURA’s public policy objectives

This webinar is the first in a three-part webinar series on Connecticut’s energy storage program.