Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP)
The Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy manages energy, telecommunication, and broadband policy issues and program deployment for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with the goal of establishing a clean, economical, resilient, and reliable energy and technology future for all residents.
The Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy has four offices:
- Office of Affordable Housing Energy Retrofits
- Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization
- Office of Energy Supply and Infrastructure
- Office of Telecommunications and Broadband
These offices collaborate to serve Connecticut in the following focus areas:
The Energy Action Plan outlines the State’s longer term strategy to improve energy affordability and reliability by reducing our dependence on fossil fuel supplies that are vulnerable to geopolitical disruptions and extreme weather events. The State’s strategy focuses on energy efficiency and clean energy resources, and capitalizing on historic federal funding opportunities available to invest in these areas.
The Comprehensive Energy Strategy examines future energy needs in the state, sets policy for statewide energy planning, and identifies opportunities to reduce costs for ratepayers, ensure reliable energy availability, and mitigate public health and environmental impacts of Connecticut's energy use, such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and emissions of criteria air pollutants.
The Connecticut Greenhouse Gas Inventory reports economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions annually and summarizes the state’s progress toward climate-related targets under the Global Warming Solutions Act.
The Integrated Resources Plan comprises an assessment of the future electricity needs and a plan to meet those needs. Integrated resources planning examines both demand-side (conservation, energy efficiency, etc.) resources and supply-side (generation/power plants, transmission lines, etc.) resources to determine how to best meet future electric energy needs in the state.
The Conservation and Load Management Plan is an energy efficiency and demand management investment plan that develops programs and initiatives to help Connecticut residents and businesses become more energy efficient.
The EV Roadmap for Connecticut outlines pathways to achieve wide-scale deployment of electric vehicles. This roadmap complements existing transportation-sector strategies to drive reductions in harmful criteria pollutants, help the state meet federal health-based air quality standards, and mitigate communities' exposure to mobile air source toxicants.
The Connecticut Broadband Report examines barriers to universal broadband access, identifies any grants awarded pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 16-330c, and summarizes Connecticut’s progress toward closing the digital divide.
- Visit BETP’s Web Filing System to register, submit comments, and engage with state energy planning.
- Contact the Energy Bureau at DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov
- DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy shares all hiring opportunities on the State Jobs Portal.
- Students who are seeking hands-on work with DEEP are encouraged to apply for DEEP's College Internship Program.
Content last updated: July 2022