Representatives from states working on the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission spoke about the young effort, particularly about offshore wind connections.
New England utilities have sought information on the agreement between ISO-NE and the Mystic power plant in Massachusetts.
National Grid proposed a 1.2-GW transmission project to carry power from Quebec hydroelectric plants to southern New England through Vermont and New Hampshire.
ISO-NE’s Consumer Liaison Group held its quarterly meeting in New Hampshire, its first gathering since climate activists won seats in the group in December.
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FERC settled a dispute between NextEra Energy and Avangrid over whether the former should be responsible for upgrading a circuit breaker at Seabrook.
Six Republican New Hampshire lawmakers proposed a commission to study whether the state could cut electric bills by leaving ISO-NE.
Nine states are seeking input from fisheries and other stakeholders on a plan to compensate fishing-related businesses for losses caused by offshore wind.
Experts, analysts and lobbyists convened with FERC in Vermont to talk about the issues facing New England’s electric grid in the winter.
A coalition of five New England states issued an RFI asking for comments about how to interconnect the gigawatts of offshore wind in development.
New England governors asked Secretary Granholm to consider waiving the Jones Act for LNG imports and tapping the Northeast oil reserve for heat this winter.
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