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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.
Representatives from states working on the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission spoke about the young effort, particularly about offshore wind connections.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a pair of petitions by Green Development over FERC’s approval of transmission charges connected to a proposed solar project.
SouthCoast Wind Energy has asked to end offshore wind power purchase agreements with Massachusetts electric distribution companies, citing rising costs.
Ørsted, the largest OSW developer in the world, reported that earnings from its offshore wind business hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2023.
Rhode Island Energy said it hoped to receive more than one proposal in the state’s second offshore solicitation but recognizes the challenges facing the sector.
The two companies are proposing an 884-MW wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission held a conference on issues surrounding natural gas distribution infrastructure as the state moves toward net zero.
South Fork Wind
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.
Nine states are seeking input from fisheries and other stakeholders on a plan to compensate fishing-related businesses for losses caused by offshore wind.