Supporters say third-party companies could bring innovation, but some lawmakers worry about potential disruption to successful utility programs.
The state is considering proposals to make electric vehicles more accessible to lower-income buyers.
Recent research concluded that construction of 35 wind turbines in the North Sea had no impact on the area’s lobster fishing grounds.
Since becoming chair of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority last year, Marissa Gillett has supercharged efforts around grid modernization.
The state is moving forward with a full-fledged shared solar program even as a pilot program continues to limp along.