November 30, 2023


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New England States Group Up To Push For Federal Transmission Funding
The New England states united to seek federal funding to strengthen the region’s transmission to accommodate power from offshore wind projects and Canada.
Hydro-Quebec’s Leadership Shakeup Could Impact New England
The resignation of CEO Sophie Brochu sent a shockwave through the Canadian energy sector that could reverberate into New England.
US and Canada Working to Deepen Energy Collaboration
A Canadian-U.S project delivering clean power from Quebec to Massachusetts has been stymied by Mainers opposed to the construction of a transmission.
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FERC Fines NY Hydro Operator $600K for Safety Violations
FERC on Thursday ordered the operator of a dam in upstate New York to pay a $600,000 civil penalty for failing to make needed repairs over six years.
Norwich Technologies
Overheard at the NE Electricity Restructuring Roundtable
The quarterly New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable took on the topic of equitable decarbonization for its first event of the year.
California Department of Water Resources
California Faces Third Straight Drought Year
The latest forecast from the state Department of Water Resources warns Californians to prepare for a third consecutive year of drought because of low snowpack.
Department of Water Resources
Summer Hydro Outlook Iffy in California
A dry January and February are clouding the prospects for hydroelectric generation this summer following two years of severe drought in California.
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Avista, Tacoma Power Stick with March Entry into WEIM
Washington utilities Avista and Tacoma Power will not delay their entry into the Western EIM, despite BPA’s decision to postpone joining by two months.
West Cannot Rely on Imports, WECC Says
The West's reliance on imports could prove problematic during summer heat waves or when hydroelectric generation dries up because of drought, WECC said.
California Department of Water Resources
FERC Ups Hydro Dam Inspection and Safety Requirements
FERC approved a rule to improve hydro dam safety by instituting a program of two-tier inspections performed by teams with site-specific expertise.

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