April 16, 2024


New England States’ OSW Procurement Receives 5,454 MW in Bids
The coordinated offshore wind procurements of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island received a total of 5,454 MW in bids from four developers, falling short of the 6,000-MW solicitation cap.
World Resources Institute
WRI Webinar Examines How to Expand Grid-enhancing Technologies
With a major grid expansion on planning boards around the country, grid-enhancing technologies will be key to getting the most out of current and future systems, experts said.
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Utilities Facing Increased Scrutiny over Political Activities

Bribery scandals and concerns over reliability and the pace of decarbonization have caused increasing scrutiny of utilities’ political activities.

New England States Delay Offshore Wind Solicitations
Delaying the solicitation “is crucial to encourage the most cost-effective bids for the benefit of Massachusetts ratepayers,” the Department of Energy Resources wrote.
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Affordability Must not Lose out in Energy Transition, NE Regulators Say

New England policymakers and stakeholders must not overlook the need for electric affordability in the energy transition, officials from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut told attendees of the New England Power Generators Association’s fifth annual New England Energy Summit.

Connecticut Network
Lamont Withdraws Connecticut’s 2035 EV Mandate
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont withdrew regulations that would have required all new vehicles sold in the state to be non-emitting by 2035.
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Connecticut Issues Storage RFI Aimed at Vehicle Electrification
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued a request for information regarding energy storage for diesel vehicles.
Northeast States Detail Early Efforts on Interregional Tx Collaborative
Representatives from states working on the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission spoke about the young effort, particularly about offshore wind connections.
South Fork Wind
Conn. Seeks Proposals for Onshore, Offshore Renewables
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection launched two new clean energy solicitations Oct. 27.
Vineyard Wind
Vineyard Wind 1 on Track to Produce Power by Year’s End

The 806-MW project’s construction is about 60% complete, with the offshore substation, 15 array cables, 25 monopiles and two turbines already installed.

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