UTILITIES: Maine Gov. Janet Mills says the state legislature should further scrutinize the proposal to form a consumer-owned electric utility before putting the measure before voters. (Maine Public Radio)

ALSO:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominates a former state representative to one of three open seats on the state utility commission. (Syracuse.com)
The president and chief executive officer of the much-derided Central Maine Power will retire before July. (Portland Press Herald)

OFFSHORE WIND: Despite pushback from the state’s fishing industry and environmentalists, Rhode Island coastal regulators certify the South Fork Wind Farm. (Providence Journal)

NUCLEAR: A decommissioning worker at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey was accidentally splashed with radioactive water in a late February accident; that employee returned to work. (Asbury Park Press)

JOBS: Vermont renewable energy advocates have created a new clean energy resume bank and jobs board to highlight opportunities for underrepresented groups, including women, and help diversify a male-dominated, cliquey sector. (Energy News Network)

GRID: PJM Interconnection wraps up its 2022/2023 capacity auction — which was delayed while federal regulators considered new policies like the minimum offer price rule —  with “significantly lower prices” than the last auction. (news release)

SOLAR:
In New York, a court-appointed receiver sells off Monolith Solar’s assets, including a wetlands property generally worthless for solar. (Times Union)
A 1 MW solar array sited on a landfill will power several municipal buildings in East Haven, Connecticut, through a 20-year power purchase agreement. (New Haven Register)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Transportation experts are pleased with the decision by New York City’s transit agency to increase an order of electric buses and chargers, but concerns remain regarding where the buses will be powered up and how much utilities will charge. (Streetsblog NYC)
Residents and visitors of Salisbury, Maryland, can now rent dockless electric scooters from Bird, which has brought 100 devices to the city. (Salisbury Daily Times)

EFFICIENCY:
A southern Maine town will hire a consultant to review its LED streetlight plans and overall streetlight policy. (Portsmouth Herald)
A central New Jersey utility will soon begin a series of energy efficiency programs, including appliance recycling and energy-efficient appliance rebates. (news release)