Eversource Energy and National Grid notified FERC that they are suspending the permitting process for the Access Northeast gas pipeline expansion project.
FERC rejected the Algonquin Gas Transmission request to exempt natural gas-fired generators from competitive bidding under capacity release rules.
Eversource and National Grid withdrew their requests to bill electric ratepayers for natural gas capacity from the proposed Access Northeast pipeline.
A Massachusetts court struck down regulators’ plan to allow electric distribution companies to charge ratepayers for additional natural gas pipeline capacity.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) endorsed a plan in which electric ratepayers would help finance natural gas pipeline expansion.
PSEG and NextEra petitioned FERC to block New England states’ efforts to have electric ratepayers underwrite the cost of expanded natural gas pipelines.
A discussion at NECA’s 23rd Annual New England Energy Conference focused on the outsized role natural gas (and pipelines) play in the region’s power mix.
Utilities tried to convince FERC at a technical conference that the release of natural gas capacity to generators would alleviate supply constraints.
FERC said the EIS will undertake an environmental review to elucidate potential impacts of the Access Northeast pipeline.
FERC will convene a technical conference to consider a proposal by New England officials that electric utilities purchase natural gas pipeline capacity.
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