Northeast Energy News

In Maine, a familiar fight over transmission is emerging

TRANSMISSION: An opposition campaign similar to the one that sunk the Northern Pass project in New Hampshire is building against a proposed transmission line in Maine. (Portland Press Herald)

NUCLEAR: Connecticut regulators warn the Millstone nuclear plant is at risk of closure. (New Haven Register)

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WIND:
• A Maryland clean energy bill could lead to 1.2 GW of new offshore wind installations. (Demarva Now)
• Today is the last day for public comments on a proposed Rhode Island offshore wind farm. (Associated Press)
• Open houses will be held next month for a proposed Massachusetts offshore wind project. (Cape Cod Times)

SOLAR:
• Facing a shortage of electricians, ReVision Energy launches training programs in Maine and New Hampshire. (MaineBiz)
• Comcast adds solar carports and electric vehicle charging stations to its Northeast headquarters in New Hampshire. (New Hampshire Union Leader)
• Boston’s transit authority is adding solar canopies to train stations, but is facing complications with local utilities on interconnection. (Patriot Ledger)
• A Massachusetts town rejects a proposed one-year solar moratorium. (Falmouth Enterprise)
• A Connecticut company will stop offering residential solar installations. (CT Post)
• A Massachusetts solar project continues to face community opposition. (South Coast Today)

GRID: Utilities urge Connecticut regulators to take a gradual approach to grid modernization. (Hartford Business)

SMART METERS: Officials in a Pennsylvania township seek assurance from FirstEnergy that data collected from smart meters will be kept secure. (Pocono Record)

UTILITIES: New York regulators last week approved a county’s community choice aggregation program while sending utilities back to the drawing board on electric vehicle tariffs. (RTO Insider)

EFFICIENCY: A New Hampshire company finds a niche that could be worth as much as $1 billion by finding a way to increase the energy efficiency of laboratory exhaust systems. (Forbes)

COMMENTARY:
• Maine advocates say a proposed transmission line will do more harm than good on climate change. (Kennebec Journal)
• An executive of a transmission company says shared transmission infrastructure can make offshore wind more competitive. (Commonwealth Magazine)
• The Union of Concerned Scientists corrects misconceptions about its recent report on nuclear plants.
• A Vermont homeowner shares the economics of his battery-backed solar installation. (CleanTechnica)

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