SOLAR: New Hampshire utility regulators approve a utility’s plan for what will reportedly be the largest solar farm in the state, an exception to a rule that generally prohibits utilities from owning generation facilities. (NHPR)

• Some utilities say their expertise will be sidelined if New Jersey regulators allow a proposed rule blocking them from owning or operating projects in a planned state community solar program. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Connecticut’s attorney general looks into numerous complaints about a solar company failing to meet its contractual obligations, like repairing customers’ broken panels. (WFSB)

• Con Edison closes its controversial peaker plants in New York City’s Queens borough after completing a six-mile-long transmission line that brings renewably generated electricity to the site. (PIX 11, news release)
• In Connecticut, United Illuminating still hasn’t finished a remediation project at the site of a former coal- and oil-burning power plant in the six years since signing an agreement with the state. (New Haven Independent)

• New Hampshire’s governor says he supports the development of the Twin States Clean Energy Link, a proposed power line using existing and new power lines to direct 1.2 GW of hydroelectricity from Canada into New England. (NHPR)
• Utilities and state regulators, including from New Jersey, argue against PJM Interconnection’s proposal to postpone four capacity auctions. (Utility Dive)
• To support regional biodiversity, Con Edison plans to restore the land around a Staten Island, New York, substation to attract monarch butterflies, among other land management initiatives. (SI Live)

• Ørsted notes in its quarterly earnings report that its global offshore wind earnings are at “an all-time high.” (Offshore Wind Biz)
• Federal energy officials will conduct an environmental review of a planned floating offshore wind energy research site in the Gulf of Maine. (news release)
• A Connecticut planning board says a traffic study is needed to understand the impact of trucks servicing a marine fueling site for vessels servicing the offshore wind industry. (Standard-Times)

CLIMATE: The Delaware River Basin Commission considers water storage options to support the region if a future climate emergency disrupts availability. (WHYY)

BIOENERGY: Marathon Petroleum and a Massachusetts biotechnology firm sign a non-binding agreement to develop a “low-carbon intensity” renewable fuel feedstock. (news release)

UTILITIES: Maine’s secretary of state publishes a newly rephrased ballot referendum question about creating a customer-owned utility after a court decides the initial wording was potentially confusing. (Portland Press Herald)

NUCLEAR: A federal agency investigates why one of five diesel back-up generators at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear facility in southern Maryland suffered a weeklong mechanical failure. (Maryland Matters)

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Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.