April 16, 2024

Rhode Island

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.
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.
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.

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.
Rhode Island Energy Issues Offshore Wind RFP
Rhode Island Energy has issued a new Request for Proposals for up to 1,200 MW of offshore wind capacity,
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Long-term Optimism Meets Short-term Concern at Offshore WINDPOWER 2023
The American Clean Power Association’s Offshore WINDPOWER conference discussed uncertainty and the need for federal support amidst supply chain snarls and high interest rates.
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Mass., RI, Conn. Sign Coordination Agreement for OSW Procurement
Mass. Gov. Healey stressed the importance of regional collaboration and the potential of the agreement to benefit ratepayers.
Park City Wind to Cancel PPAs, Exit OSW Pipeline
Avangrid announced an agreement with two Connecticut electric distribution companies to terminate power purchase agreements for its Park City Wind proposal, the latest in a series of setbacks for offshore wind in New England.
South Fork Wind
Plans Would Boost OSW Infrastructure, Supply Chain Development
The plan offered by the Business Network for Offshore Wind calls for spending $36 billion on a network of up to 119 ports nationwide.

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