Protecting Millstone, state’s primary electric provider As Connecticut residents, we pay the highest retail electricity rates in the continental United States. A bill before the state legislature could change that, but there are special interest groups in our state that want to keep things as they are. They want us to keep paying unreasonably high … Continue reading Protecting #Millstone, state’s primary electric provider
Dynegy set to close coal-fired Brayton Point power plant June 1 Dynegy said Monday it will close as of June 1 its 1,488-MW coal-fired Brayton Point power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts. The Houston-based company said the decision to shut Brayton Point was made in 2013, before Dynegy owned the facility. In a statement, the company … Continue reading #Dynegy set to close coal – fired #Brayton_Point power plant June 1
Clean Tech Corner: the power of storage As New England continues to move toward a greater use of renewable energy, we are concurrently witnessing growing interest and deployment of small to large-scale power storage systems. This growth brings up many questions concerning what technology options are available; what developments are occurring elsewhere; how New Hampshire … Continue reading Clean Tech Corner: the power of storage
Will clustering help New England’s interconnection queue? Faced with a persistent backlog of requests to interconnect to the electric grid across parts of New England, will the region’s major grid operator adopt a “clustering” methodology to streamline the study process and reduce procedural delays? At issue are ISO New England’s interconnection procedures, which govern the … Continue reading Will clustering help New England’s interconnection queue?
Massachusetts Electric Companies and DOER Propose RFP for Offshore Wind Clean Energy Projects On April 28, 2017, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies  (Distribution Companies), in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) (together, the Soliciting Parties), submitted for review by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) a joint request for … Continue reading #Massachusetts Electric Companies and #DOER Propose RFP for Offshore Wind Clean Energy Projects
Anxiety common, consensus elusive over power market reforms at first day of FERC conference At FERC’s technical conference, stakeholders expressed worries over the long-term viability of the wholesale market model. But the federal agency’s hands are tied until it has a quorum. nxiety was rife and consensus elusive during the first day of the Federal … Continue reading Anxiety common, consensus elusive over power market reforms at first day of FERC conference
Hot summer could push power grid to its limits, ISO-NE says Officials with New England’s power grid say an extended heat wave this summer could make for tighter-than-usual margins between the amount of electricity available and the demand for energy in the region. ISO-New England officials said Wednesday that part of the reason for the … Continue reading Hot summer could push power grid to its limits, ISO-NE says
Don’t take Millstone nuclear plant for granted One issue that must be top-of-mind for Connecticut residents is the state’s energy supply – especially maintaining affordable and accessible energy sources that also help us in the fight against climate change. As a former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I understand the significant role nuclear energy plants, like … Continue reading Don’t take Millstone nuclear plant for granted