Connecticut publishes draft responses to FAQs about enrolling emergency engines into demand response program engines.

December 31, 2019

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) published a draft set of responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for anyone currently operating an emergency engine that wants to enroll in ISO New England (ISO NE) – Demand Response Program according to a December 20, 2019 Trinity Consultants report.

The document explains that once an emergency engine is enrolled in DR, it is no longer considered emergency and would become subject to emissions limitations. Changing the mode of operation of the engine results in a “modification.”

Modifications require a permit prior to operation if the proposed change in operation will result in an increase in potential emissions equal or greater than 15 tons per year (assuming the engine runs 24 hours per day, 365 days per year at maximum capacity). If the modification requires permitting, the application must contain a review of Best Available Control Technology and an analysis of ambient air quality impacts.

CTDEEP recommends enlisting the services of a competent environmental professional to assist you with this calculation if you do not have relevant experience. You may submit comments to Jaimeson Sinclair at Jaimeson.Sinclair@ct.gov by January 10, 2020

What this means to you
Connecticut has published a draft set of responses to Frequently Asked Questions for anyone currently operating an emergency response that wants to enroll in ISO New England Demand Response Program.

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