Northeast Energy News

Study: Excess capacity in PJM costs customers billions annually

GRID: A study commissioned by environmental groups says PJM overcharges customers by up to $4 billion annually with faulty energy use projections that cause it to buy too much capacity. (NJ Spotlight)

EFFICIENCY: Efficiency Maine leads an incentive program in March for schools to convert to LED lighting beyond what it already offers to commercial and industrial customers. (Energy News Network)

FRACKING: A plan by U.S. Steel to frack natural gas at its historic mill site outside Pittsburgh complicates Democratic Party politics at the federal, state and local levels. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

WIND:
• Apex plans to submit a 33-wind turbine project in western New York that would supply 200 MW. (Spectrum)
• Two wind projects in western New York, including the repowering of an existing wind farm, are among the 21 clean energy projects selected by the state in its latest procurements.  (The Tribune)

SOLAR:
• A New York City nonprofit works to bring community solar to low-income residents for both financial and environmental justice reasons. (Yale Climate Connections)
• Tesla claims its New York factory built 4 MW of solar roof tiles last week, more than two months later than its promise to deliver that much by the end of 2019. (PV Magazine)

CLEAN ENERGY: A New Jersey town holding a town forum on community choice aggregation on Wednesday will conduct it online due to coronavirus. (Hunterdon Review)

UTILITIES: Three Vermont utilities are among those suspending disconnections during the coronavirus outbreak. (VT Digger)

COMMENTARY:
• An efficiency advocate says a bill in Connecticut to allow towns to adopt “stretch codes” for energy efficiency in new buildings is bottled up by the construction lobby that incorrectly asserts it will lead to higher costs. (Hartford Courant)
• Mass Audubon says the only way Massachusetts can reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is with a full-scale embrace of offshore wind. (Eagle-Tribune)

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