Northeast Energy News

New Jersey looks to reboot offshore wind effort

WIND: After years of delay, New Jersey utility regulators seek input on how to develop 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity. (NJ Spotlight)

• A developer withdraws plans for a 40-turbine wind farm in central New York following community opposition. (CNY Business Journal, subscription)
• Opponents of offshore wind projects in Maryland and Delaware launch a website highlighting their concerns, including the potential impact on ocean views. (Delaware Business)  

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• A solar developer pitching a $6.35 million solar farm in Genesee County, New York asks for sales and property tax exemptions. (The Daily News)
• Duke Energy Renewables completes the acquisition of at 25 megawatt Long Island solar project from Invenergy. (pv magazine)

MICROGRIDS: A small island off Maine’s coast has become a laboratory for a microgrid using artificial intelligence to integrate solar, storage and heat pumps. (WBUR)

• A new report spotlights Massachusett’s massive potential for solar, storage, and other distributed energy resources. (Solar Builder)
• A New York company will build a 20 megawatt, utility-scale battery storage facility at technical campus in Saratoga County. (Area Development)

HYDRO: A developer halts preliminary work on a 58-kilowatt hydro facility at Vermont’s Lake Paran Dam but will continue planning a smaller one downstream. (VT Digger)

NUCLEAR: More Massachusetts and New Hampshire communities raise concerns about the evacuation plan around the Seabrook nuclear plant. (Patriot Ledger)

• After concluding that a remote power line was uneconomical to maintain, a Vermont utility offers an unconventional service to customers: help going off the grid. (Yale Climate Connections)
• A New Jersey woman in hospice care dies after a utility company shut off power to her home and her electric-powered oxygen tank stopped working. (The New York Times)

• N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo must do more to make sure regional greenhouse gas initiatives help New Yorkers who need it most, environmental justice advocates say. (Crain’s New York Business, subscription)
• A New Hampshire editorial board says the state’s legislature should sustain a veto of “wood chip welfare” biomass subsidies. (Union Leader)

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