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June 13, 2024

Massachusetts

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State Regulators Discuss Affordability, Utility Incentives at NEECE
Top utility commissioners from four New England states emphasized the need for regulatory innovation to preserve affordability amid the clean energy transition at the New England Energy Conference and Exposition.
Clean Energy States Alliance
Panel Provides Update on Energy Storage in Mass.
Battery storage remains largely reliant on state programs and subsidies to be viable in Massachusetts but could increasingly stand on its own as renewable energy proliferates, a panel of energy storage experts said.
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Massachusetts DPU Approves Everett LNG Contracts
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved agreements between Constellation Energy and the state’s investor-owned gas utilities to keep the Everett LNG import facility operating through May 2030.
The City of Boston / Sasaki
How Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding Threaten Boston’s Grid
In Boston and throughout the broader region, climate-fueled extreme weather events are already putting stress on essential energy infrastructure.
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Everett LNG Contracts Face Skepticism in DPU Proceedings
Proposed supply agreements between Constellation and Massachusetts gas utilities which would keep the Everett Marine Terminal operating through 2030 are facing pushback from environmental organizations and the Attorney General’s Office.
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Panel Connects Clean Energy Transition to Boston’s Big Dig
An event by Advanced Energy United drew connections between the infrastructure needs of the clean energy transition and Boston’s Big Dig highway project.
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NECA Renewables Conference Highlights Transmission Challenges
Transmission limits remain a major barrier to scaling up wind and solar energy to meet state decarbonization goals, speakers at the NECA’s Renewable Energy Conference said.
ISO-NE
NEPOOL Markets Committee Briefs: Feb. 6, 2024
ISO-NE presented the NEPOOL Markets Committee with the initial results of the RTO’s Resource Capacity Accreditation.
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Major Changes Ahead for ISO-NE in 2024
ISO-NE enters 2024 with several major projects underway and is grappling with the sweeping changes and long-term uncertainty brought by the clean energy transition.
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Clements Outlines Further Steps to Ease Interconnection Woes
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements said addressing transmission planning issues will be a key component of cutting down interconnection backlogs.

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