Northeast Energy News

New Jersey releases road map for offshore wind

OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey releases its strategic plan to develop 7,500 MW of offshore wind over 15 years that sets policy priorities but offers little on project costs. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO:
• An online panel agrees much more transmission needs to be built in New England to accommodate growing offshore wind development. (RTO Insider, subscription required)
• Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind opens a community outreach and education center at Stockton University in New Jersey. (reNEWS)

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WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Connecticut environmental officials reject a plan to spend $330 million to refurbish an aging trash-burning plant that processes about one-third of the state’s garbage. (Connecticut Public Radio)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is ready to sign a $670 million tax credit bill for the petrochemical industry that sailed through the legislature this week without public hearings. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

SOLAR:
• Developers present a revised solar project to Connecticut siting officials that had been previously rejected, reducing its footprint from 98 acres to 75. (The Day)
• Rhode Island town planners delay voting on a proposed solar project after a member questioned whether social media comments posted by two members were “unauthorized communications.” (Valley Breeze)
• A New York town’s plan to build a solar array on a closed landfill stalls as the developer drops out, citing needed upgrades for its transmission interconnection. (Altamont Enterprise)

STORAGE: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signs a bill that directs state regulators to explore ways to compensate utilities for incorporating energy storage. (Concord Monitor)

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POWER PLANTS: A New York town passes a resolution to become the 21st to oppose the conversion of a seldom-used power plant along the Hudson River into a baseload plant powered by natural gas. (Times Herald-Record)

PEOPLE: Alicia Barton is named CEO of a Massachusetts company that owns and operates hydroelectric, solar and storage facilities after her recent departure as leader of New York’s energy research authority. (reNEWS)

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