Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of Connecticut and making energy cheaper, cleaner and more reliable for the people and businesses of the State. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy, creating jobs, fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the State. DEEP was established under Public Act 11-80, with the consolidation of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Public Utility Control, and energy policy staff from other areas of state government.