April 16, 2024

New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC)

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. 
Maine Ethics Commission Resolves Probe of NECEC Foes
Maine’s ethics watchdog has resolved alleged campaign finance law violations surrounding the controversial New England Clean Energy Connect project.
ISO-NE Sees Little Shortfall Risk for 2032
ISO-NE anticipates little risk of energy shortfall in the summer of 2032.
Study: Limited Exposure to Supply Shortfall for ISO-NE During Extreme Weather
Study looks at severe weather scenarios based on historical data going back to 1950, finds manageable risks of supply shortfall.
New England Clean Energy Connect Wins Court Battle
A jury ruled Avangrid can resume construction of the New England Clean Energy Connect, potentially voiding a voter referendum to block the $1 billion line.
Avangrid Pushes Forward on NECEC, Offshore Wind, PNM Merger
Avangrid announced Wednesday that its net income increased 16% in 2022 over 2021 but projected flat financials in 2023.
Jim Richmond, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
FERC Resolves NextEra-Avangrid Dispute over Seabrook Circuit Breaker
FERC settled a dispute between NextEra Energy and Avangrid over whether the former should be responsible for upgrading a circuit breaker at Seabrook.
Roger Merchant
NECEC Scores Another Victory in Maine’s Highest Court
Maine’s high court issued another favorable ruling for the New England Clean Energy Connect project, which analysts say has "resuscitated [its] viability."
Roger Merchant
Maine Court Ruling Gives New Life to Contentious Transmission Line
Maine’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a referendum blocking the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line may have been unconstitutional.
Roger Merchant
Maine Environmental Board Denies Appeals of NECEC Transmission Line Permit
Maine regulators removed a potential obstacle to the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line, rejecting a challenge by environmentalists and others.

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