November 30, 2023


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. 
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Northeast Stakeholders Push Transmission Planning, Siting Reform

Speakers at Raab Associates’ New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable emphasized the importance of transmission planning to ensure the grid can handle increased amounts of variable clean energy and higher demand from electrification.

New England Clean Energy Connect Wins Court Battle
A jury ruled Avangrid can resume construction of the New England Clean Energy Connect, potentially voiding a voter referendum to block the $1 billion line.
University of Maine
Maine Finalizes Offshore Wind Roadmap
The Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap is the result of 18 months’ work by 96 committee members studying the concept from every angle.
BOEM Continues Planning Process for Gulf of Maine OSW
BOEM wrapped up a series of info sessions in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, seeking feedback as it develops a map of potential wind farm sites.
Massachusetts OKs Sharing Cost of Maine Wind Power
Massachusetts electric distribution companies have been authorized to take on up to 40% of a two-part, $1.7 billion clean energy project in northern Maine.
South Fork Wind
‘Monumental Progress’ for OSW in New York in 2022
Wind power development off the Northeast U.S. coast continued to advance in 2022, with New York especially seeing a "banner year," according to an OSW advocate.
Daphne Munroe
Northeastern States Plan OSW Compensation Fund for Fisheries
Nine states are seeking input from fisheries and other stakeholders on a plan to compensate fishing-related businesses for losses caused by offshore wind.
Roger Merchant
NECEC Scores Another Victory in Maine’s Highest Court
Maine’s high court issued another favorable ruling for the New England Clean Energy Connect project, which analysts say has "resuscitated [its] viability."

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