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July 13, 2024

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NPCC
NPCC Predicts Adequate Electricity Supply this Summer
NPCC said all subregions should have adequate supply to meet demand this summer despite recent generation retirements.
Senate ENR Committee
Senate Energy Subcommittee Examines Cybersecurity Shortfalls at Dams
Most of the U.S.’ dams lack adequate cybersecurity protections, and FERC’s resources are too limited to develop them, senators heard in committee.
EIA
EIA: Western Hydro Output Hit 22-year Low Last Year
Despite record winter precipitation in California, hydroelectric generation in the Western U.S. fell to a 22-year low in the 2022/23 water year, largely due to drought conditions in Washington and Oregon.
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National Grid Backs out of Twin States Clean Energy Link Project

Despite support from the Department of Energy, National Grid has backed out of a major project to significantly increase the two-way transmission capacity between New England and Quebec.

Hydro-Québec
Québec, New England See Shifting Role for Canadian Hydropower
With the days of endless cheap hydropower in Québec coming to an end, and the Northeastern U.S. hoping to rapidly scale up intermittent renewables, the two regions may be forced to fundamentally reconsider the role of hydropower on the grid. 
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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.
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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.
CSIS
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.

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