Join us Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m. for a webinar on the progress PURA has made in its Equitable Modern Grid initiative. Learn more or register here.

2-Year Anniversary Webinar: An Update on PURA’s Equitable Modern Grid Initiative



Join us 
Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m. for an informative webinar on the rapid progress Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has made in its Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) initiative.

Attendees can register for the free event on Zoom

The timing of the webinar marks the two-year anniversary since PURA outlined its framework for investigating methods for realizing an equitable modern electric grid in Connecticut

Speakers including PURA Chairman Marissa P. Gillett and Joshua Ryor, Director of Utility Programs and Initiatives, will highlight advancements in 11 near- and long-term topics being investigated to ensure continued developments to the state's electric grid through its biennial integrated distribution system planning process.

Leaders of the legislature's Energy and Technology Committee will also underscore landmark legislation that laid the groundwork for PURA's vision for modernizing the electric grid.

The webinar will also provide a comprehensive overview of the objective and vision of PURA’s Equitable Modern Grid, including the progress made to-date on the eleven near-term topics currently under investigation:

  • Energy Affordability

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure

  • Electric Storage

  • Zero Emission Vehicles

  • Innovation Pilots

  • Interconnection Standards and Practices

  • Non-Wires Alternatives

  • Resilience and Reliability Standards and Programs

  • Distributed Energy Resource Analysis and Program Reviews

  • Building Blocks of Resource Adequacy and Clean Electric Supply

  • New Rate Designs

Attendees will take away importance of the EMG both in terms of near-term progress, and the future of the electric sector in Connecticut.

Agenda – 10 a.m. to 11a.m.

  • Intro + Vision for an Equitable Modern Grid – Chairman Gillett

  • Leadership of the Energy and Technology Committee

  • Progress to Date – Director Ryor

  • Statewide Storage Program – Director Ryor

  • Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Program – Supervisor Stefanie Keohane

  • More to Come – Chairman Gillett

  • Q&A Segment


Any questions about this webinar can be directed to Taren O’Connor at or Joe Cooper at