The purpose of the IES Program is to identify, pilot, and quickly scale innovative technology offerings or programs to help realize an equitable modern electric grid in Connecticut. The IES Program presents an opportunity for cutting edge ideas to see their full potential, get the evaluation and implementation support they need, and help enable Connecticut’s decarbonized future.
About the IAC
The Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) is comprised of a diverse and representative set of clean energy stakeholders in Connecticut. The IAC does not have formal decision-making responsibilities but provides recommendations and guidance to PURA through key stages of the IES program cycle. The IAC meets on a regular basis and posts its meeting minutes publicly.
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- Government Agencies: Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Electric Distribution Companies: Eversource and United Illuminating
- Consumer Protection: Connecticut Office of Consumer Council
- Innovation and Venture Capital: Connecticut Green Bank, Connecticut Innovations, and CTNext
- Academia: Yale Carbon Containment Lab
Guiding Principles of Program Design
Economic Viability and Equity
- Deliver benefits to all customer classes & segments
- Develop green jobs
- Effectively use customer funds to deploy cost-effective projects
- Clearly communicate pilot project economics, goals & objectives for proposed projects, and decision-making criteria
Diversity & Market Gaps
- Bridge gaps in existing programming
- Enable breadth and diversity of customer-facing solutions
- Demonstrate the potential to scale up past the initial pilot phase
- Deliver benefits to a wide set of customers
- Integrate feedback and lessons learned from applicants, innovators, and stakeholders
- Improve the program over time
Want more information or to speak with the Program Administrator? Feel free to reach out!
Key Program Dates
Nothing from 9/27 to 9/26.