Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced revealed the provisions inside the new energy plan that includes another $430 to the residents in the state.
New Energy Plan in Connecticut
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont proposed recently a $20 million energy relief plan to provide short-term relief to consumers while the state is finding a way not to depend on fossil fuels as a source of energy, according to a report published in The Center Square.
Gov. Lamont has directed the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program to increase fuel assistance payments to qualified residents in the state. It is estimated that an additional $430 will be given to the eligible residents if this plan comes to fruition.
Moreover, this amount will help with home heating costs, and unpaid utility bills through the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The source of funding will be coming from the $1.7 trillion federal government appropriations bill approved by Congress in December.
Gov. Lamont’s Long-Term Strategy
Gov. Lamont said, “Our mission right now is to ensure that electricity will be reliable and that assistance and relief will be available to residents when they most need it this winter. Our long-term strategy further diversifies our energy sources by investing in clean energy and energy efficiency to get us off the fossil fuel rollercoaster.”
Furthermore, it was found that the state has already signed different contracts to develop up to 1,108 megawatts of offshore wind capacity and Connecticut is exploring strategic investments in new transmission projects to power up homes and buildings with wind energy.