Art Marcelynas will discuss electricity energy choices and policies, including:
- Choosing an Electric Supplier – Options for electricity supply choice
- Understanding your electric bill
- Impact of mandated “clean” energy requirements – CT’s “Renewable Portfolio Standards” or RPS
- Other renewable energy options, and
- Rate impact of energy-related policies
Art Marcelynas has nearly thirty years of regulatory experience with Connecticut’s Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC), the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, and the DPUC’s successor agency, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Early in his career, Art focused on private water company ratemaking and regulatory policy. In 1993, his duties shifted to oversight of Connecticut’s investor-owned electric utilities, The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company, with emphasis on sales forecasting, rates, and rate design. Art was a leader in implementing retail choice and other energy related initiatives in Connecticut, and expanded his portfolio of duties to include senior staff positions in conservation and load management programs and budgets, energy policy implementation and ongoing development of the retail electric supply market.
In 2005, Art established the retail electric supply “rate board” that provides residential and smaller business customers real-time access to supplier rates and offers, and expanded that resource to accommodate a growing market, new product offers and other ongoing changes.
He has led teams as a subject matter expert in numerous supplier-related regulatory dockets and industry working groups. His current duties include working with PURA Commissioners to implement recent supplier-related legislation, including Connecticut Public Act 14 75. Art actively participates in regulatory proceedings impacting the Connecticut retail electric supplier market, advising Commissioners on a variety of energy policy issues.
Ten Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051