Sen. Formica Speaks at Energy Roundtable in Hartford

June 22, 2017


Hartford State Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) spoke at the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association Roundtable on June 21 in Hartford. As a co-chair of the General Assembly’s Energy and Environment Committee, Sen. Formica was invited to speak about the 2017 legislative session and the bills that addressed energy issues which passed this year.

Sen. Formica was joined by Rep. Lonnie Reed, House Energy & Technology Co-Chair, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Mary Sotos.

Sen. Formica discussed his continuing efforts to support the Millstone Energy Plant which is Connecticut’s largest carbon-free energy source and provides over 50 percent of all power throughout the state and 30 percent of the power throughout New England.FormicaREEBA2

“We need to create a bridge in Connecticut to a future that relies more on renewable energy resources. Millstone is an important part of that bridge that can support our state’s energy needs while new technologies are developed and implemented, without increasing costs for consumers,” said Formica.

This was the first in a series of gatherings to discuss current economic challenges faced by the renewable energy industry in Connecticut and potential solutions.

Photo attached: Sen. Formica listens as DEEP Deputy Commissioner Sotos addresses the audience at the REEBA roundtable.

Senator Formica represents Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. For more information visit