Northeast Energy News

Despite offer of free electricity, resort town still fighting offshore wine

WIND: A Maryland resort city continues to oppose an offshore wind proposal despite an offer of free electricity from developers. (Baltimore Sun)

ALSO: A federal official calls for a regional approach to offshore wind in the Northeast during a two-day conference in Boston last week. (RTO Insider)

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PIPELINES:
• Eversource Energy seeks to revive the proposed expansion of the Access Northeast pipeline as it says it will file a revised proposal with New Hampshire regulators to purchase natural gas from the project. (Reuters, InDepthNH)
• Work on the Mariner East 2 pipeline starts and stops again over the weekend at a trouble-prone creek crossing site in Pennsylvania. (Lebanon Daily News)
• Gas producers say the shutdown of the Mariner East pipeline is having a minimal impact on their ability to get products to market. (Platts)

OIL AND GAS: A Pennsylvania appeals court rejects a drilling company’s request to rehear a case that challenges the “rule of capture” theory as it applies to fracking. (Kallanish Energy)

GRID:
• National Grid seeks a revised rate increase in Rhode Island that would authorize $13.6 million over three years for grid modernization. (Utility Dive)
• Experts say the Trump administration’s plan to bail out struggling power plants won’t protect the grid from hackers. (Reuters)

TRANSMISSION: New Hampshire regulators reject a request by developers of the Northern Pass transmission project to keep a report from public view. (InDepthNH)

SOLAR: Massachusetts lawmakers urge state regulators to reject a utility-backed proposal to cap community solar credits. (Solar Power World)

OVERSIGHT: A state audit finds the Massachusetts Center for Clean Energy mistakenly wired nearly $94,000 to a scammer in January 2017, then waited seven months before notifying its full board of directors. (Boston Business Journal)

HYDROPOWER: Projects in Maine and New Hampshire are among recipients of $4.4 million in Department of Energy funds to improve hydropower technology. (HydroWorld)

COMMENTARY: Massachusetts advocates respond to a recent commentary calling for a “7th inning stretch” to reflect on climate policy. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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