Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts orders sweeping utility investigation

REGULATION: Massachusetts regulators order a broad investigation of National Grid management after questions surface about delayed solar installations, its electric vehicle program and cybersecurity preparedness. (Patriot-Ledger)

PIPELINES:
Two New Jersey congressmen ask federal regulators to issue a stop-work order for the PennEast pipeline because a recent court order will force the developer to revise its route. (Platts)
State regulators again deem the developer’s application inadequate, largely based on the same unfavorable court ruling. (NJ Spotlight)

***SPONSORED LINK: Attend Infocast’s NY ENERGY, October 16-18 in Albany, New York. It is the first summit to explore Cuomo’s Green New Deal just signed into legislation! Network with the Climate Action Council, policymakers, regulators, operators, utilities, and developers from the energy supply chain driving NY forward. Register today!***

POWER PLANTS: Gov. Phil Murphy takes a position against a gas-fired power plant proposed in northern New Jersey after a year of prodding by environmentalists. (NJBiz)

UTILITIES: A report by Connecticut utilities says there is a lack of communication from federal authorities about incidences or threats of cybersecurity breaches in their networks. (Hartford Courant)

TRANSMISSION: Recently revealed documents in Maine revive the question of whether portions of a proposed power line over state lands would require a two-thirds vote in the legislature. (Maine Public)

SOLAR: A Maine town signs two leases with a solar developer who wants to construct 10 MW on a former landfill and a gravel pit. (Seacoastonline)

HYDROPOWER: A developer applies to build a hydroelectric power plant at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam in northwestern Pennsylvania. (GoErie.com)

WIND: A coastal Delaware homeowners association objects to a land connection for a proposed offshore wind development, which they say belongs in Maryland where the energy contract was authorized. (Coastal Point)  

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Environmentalists advocate for wider adoption of electric buses, citing a study that shows good performance and public acceptance in three Massachusetts towns. (WBZ)

CLIMATE: At the second annual regional climate change conference on Cape Cod, attendees were told “there’s no single answer” to address the crisis. (Cape Cod Times)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A bankrupt energy supplier owes $2.2 million to New Hampshire’s Renewable Energy Fund, which could impair the state program and force customers to find alternative supply at higher prices. (NH Business Review)

COMMENTARY:
• A Pennsylvania natural gas provider praises the state’s overhaul of a low-income assistance program that increases the number of eligible households. (PennLive)
• An editorial board says a Pennsylvania tax incentive in the legislature is merely a giveaway to manufacturing corporations that would already want to be near the state’s gas resources. (Citizens Voice)
• Pennsylvania needs a nudge to join a regional carbon cap-and-trade compact and Gov. Tom Wolf was right to force the issue, a newspaper says. (Lancasteronline) 

Comments are closed.