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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

Will clustering help New England’s interconnection queue?

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

Massachusetts Electric Companies and DOER Propose RFP for Offshore Wind Clean Energy Projects On April 28, 2017, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies [1] (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

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

Don’t take Millstone nuclear plant for granted

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