- Connecticut’s regulatory authority on energy and environmental issues
- Oversees programs designed to protect the state’s environmental resources and improve access to cheaper and more efficient energy
- Financing available for improvements that meet environmental or energy goals
Created in 2011 through a merger of Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Utility Control, as well as energy staff from elsewhere in the state government, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is responsible for protecting Connecticut’s environmental resources, improving access to cleaner and cheaper energy for homeowners and businesses, and fostering the sustainable development of the state’s economy.
DEEP is divided into three main branches: an Energy Branch to review utility rates and develop programs for energy efficiency and infrastructure; an Environmental Quality Branch to protect air, land, and water resources; and an Environmental Conservation Branch to manage natural resources and open space. In addition, DEEP’s Office of the Commissioner offers assistance on a variety of services including policy, engineering, field support, and program development.
Who’s it for?
Businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency or find assistance on any environmental issues.