July 23, 2024

Rhode Island

Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission
10 Northeastern States Sign MOU on Interregional Transmission Planning
Ten East Coast states signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a framework to coordinate interregional transmission planning and development.
PPL CEO Talks Energy Transition on Q4 Earnings Call
PPL plans to invest $14.3 billion in capital spending from 2024 to 2027, which would strengthen reliability and resiliency while enabling more clean energy and keeping a lid on costs for customers.
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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.
Green Development
DC Circuit Upholds Tx Cost Allocation for Rhode Island Solar Project
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
Developer Seeks to Terminate SouthCoast Wind PPAs
SouthCoast Wind Energy has asked to end offshore wind power purchase agreements with Massachusetts electric distribution companies, citing rising costs.
Revolution Wind
Offshore Wind Power Boosts Revenue for Ørsted
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.
Lone RI OSW Proposal to be Evaluated for Affordability
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.
Orsted, Eversource Propose Revolution Wind 2
The two companies are proposing an 884-MW wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island PUC Grapples with Future of Gas
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission held a conference on issues surrounding natural gas distribution infrastructure as the state moves toward net zero.

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