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Plans for controversial Burrillville power plant pushed back a year

Plans for controversial Burrillville power plant pushed back a year PROVIDENCE — Invenergy has officially pushed back the opening of its proposed fossil fuel-burning power plant in Burrillville from 2019 to 2020. Although observers of the controversial proposal have long suspected that, because of protracted opposition, Invenergy would fail to meet its 2019 target date … Continue reading Plans for controversial Burrillville power plant pushed back a year

State Programs to Encourage Renewable Energy Are Constitutional (In Case You Were Worried)

State Programs to Encourage Renewable Energy Are Constitutional (In Case You Were Worried) Last week, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court decision rejecting a challenge to Connecticut statutes intended to encourage renewable energy development in Connecticut. It’s a critical win, not just for Connecticut, but for many renewable energy programs in … Continue reading State Programs to Encourage Renewable Energy Are Constitutional (In Case You Were Worried)

ISO New England high uplift costs targeted by monitor

ISO New England high uplift costs targeted by monitor ISO New England’s markets were competitive in 2016, and its capacity market generally compensates for retirements, but its uplift costs were more than double that of the New York Independent System Operator, presentations slated for a stakeholder meeting Tuesday say. During the New England Power Pool … Continue reading ISO New England high uplift costs targeted by monitor

#Dominion_Energy loses legislative fight over #Millstone pricing

Dominion Energy loses legislative fight over Millstone pricing A long, intense and expensive lobbying campaign by Dominion Energy has failed to find the votes in the Connecticut General Assembly for legislation intended to improve the profitability of its Millstone Nuclear Power Station by changing the rules for procuring electricity. “It’s dead. It’s a toxic brand … Continue reading #Dominion_Energy loses legislative fight over #Millstone pricing

Protecting #Millstone, state’s primary electric provider

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 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