Massive new turbines slated for East Coast projects

OFFSHORE WIND: Orsted will be the first developer to deploy GE’s 12 MW wind turbines — which have double the capacity of the turbines used in the Block Island wind farm — in projects it is planning in New Jersey and Maryland. (CNBC)

ALSO:
• Supporters and opponents of offshore wind squared off before a county legislature in western New York where possible development on Lake Erie could occur. (Buffalo News)
• A Maryland resort city continues its opposition to offshore wind with a letter to the governor after the erection of a tower to measure wind speeds. (The Dispatch)

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Maine power line rerouted in bid to gain approval

TRANSMISSION: Central Maine Power makes a last-minute change to its proposed power line route to avoid a pond that stymied its bid before state land use regulators. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO: Residents in one community collect enough signatures to force a referendum against the project after officials declined to act, while another town will hold a town meeting on Oct.1 to consider opposition to all transmission projects. (Times Record, Sun Journal)

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Offshore wind farm will connect at closed New Jersey nuclear plant

OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey regulators approve the transmission interconnection of a proposed 1,100 MW offshore wind farm 15 miles from Atlantic City at a closed nuclear power plant. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO: A large crowd turns out to a meeting to support a plan to adapt a Connecticut pier as a staging area for offshore wind development. (CT Examiner)

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Con Ed leads lawsuit to block Trump emissions rule rollback

EMISSIONS: Con Ed and several other utilities that have invested in emissions controls go to federal court to reverse a Trump administration attempt to roll back stricter regulations. (Reuters)

ALSO: A review of federal data shows the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in western Massachusetts include a university physical plant, closed landfills and power plants. (Gazettenet.com)

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Utility faces $1 million fine for lax maintenance

PIPELINES: On the eve of the first anniversary of a fatal gas line explosion, Massachusetts regulators send a letter to Columbia Gas saying the company faces a $1 million fine for improperly maintained abandoned lines. (Masslive.com) 

ALSO:
• Following the explosion, Massachusetts passed a law making it one of only a few states to require licensed engineers to approve pipeline construction plans. (Eagle-Tribune)
• Vermont regulators say a utility violated rules when it blasted through a road during a pipeline construction project. (VT Digger)

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