Search
April 16, 2024

Maine

Z22, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Analysis Shows Potential of 4-Hour Batteries in Maine
New grid-scale battery storage in Maine would be cheaper than new fossil peaker plants when accounting for societal costs of air pollution and carbon emissions, according to a new report.
BOEM
BOEM Designates Gulf of Maine Wind Energy Area
Federal regulators have finalized their proposed wind energy area in the Gulf of Maine. 
© RTO Insider LLC
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.

Hydro-Québec
Québec, New England See Shifting Role for Canadian Hydropower
With the days of endless cheap hydropower in Québec coming to an end, and the Northeastern U.S. hoping to rapidly scale up intermittent renewables, the two regions may be forced to fundamentally reconsider the role of hydropower on the grid. 
Friends of Sears Island
Maine Chooses Nature Preserve for Floating Wind Port
Sears Island on Maine’s central coast is the preferred site for a port to support the offshore wind farms state leaders hope will be built nearby. 
Shutterstock
9 States Agree to Accelerate Home Heat Pump Installations
A memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 7 sets a goal of heat pump technology comprising 65% of residential heating, cooling and water heating equipment sales by 2030.
Bosch
DOE Partners with HVAC Industry on Cold Climate Heat Pumps
The Department of Energy announced four companies have developed high-efficiency cold climate heat pumps as part of its Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge.
NECEC
Maine Ethics Commission Resolves Probe of NECEC Foes
Maine’s ethics watchdog has resolved alleged campaign finance law violations surrounding the controversial New England Clean Energy Connect project.
Shutterstock
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.
Versant Power
Maine Voters Reject Public Takeover of Electric Utilities
Maine voters decisively rejected a proposed public takeover of the state’s for-profit electric transmission and distribution infrastructure. 

Want more? Advanced Search