GRID: Vermont’s governor says the long-shelved TDI New England transmission line — which would bring 1 GW of hydropower from Canada into New England — “has legs again” following an energy pricing discussion with other governors. (VT Digger)

ALSO: A highly anticipated study from New England’s grid operator and a grid operation nonprofit will address the debate over how to prepare U.S. power systems for intensifying weather. (E&E News)

SOLAR:
• Some Amherst, Massachusetts, residents want assurance a developer won’t harm the environment while building a 6.44 MW solar plant after the revelation that the site’s solar subcontractor faced fines in Pennsylvania over environmental degradation. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
• ConEd says a record-breaking amount of rooftop solar arrays — amounting to more than 9,600 projects — were installed in its New York City-area territory last year, with Queens leading the way. (amNY)
• A New York energy siting board rejects a request to reconsider part of its authorization of a 200 MW solar plant in Cayuga County. (Auburn Citizen)
• A new guide helps the Connecticut homeowner learn about all aspects of at-home solar installation, from finding a contractor to panel pricing and permitting. (CT Post)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fire officials in New York City don’t yet know how many batteries caught on fire in an “off-the-books” e-bike lithium-ion battery repair shop early yesterday morning that destroyed a three-story residential building. (New York Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Ocean City, Maryland, officials want to pause offshore wind development to address a spate of whale deaths, despite no official connection between the losses and the energy projects. (WMDT)
• Eversource says it will finish selling off and exiting offshore wind later this year, a move that rescrambles the ownership division of the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind sector and signals growing pains around interest rates and construction costs. (E&E News, subscription)

CLIMATE:
• Climate change has “moved the goalposts” and made Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts more challenging for Maryland officials, an environmental advocate says. (Daily Record)
• A popular sled dog derby in New Hampshire is canceled this year because of warm temperatures hampering snow totals. (Laconia Daily Sun)

AFFORDABILITY:
• In New York, some Rochester Gas & Electric customers want the company to be converted into a municipal utility following lengthy issues with inaccurate bills and high costs. (Rochester First)
• Hudson Valley Community Power is now exploring new community choice power aggregation providers after Columbia Utilities backed out of its agreement last year. (Daily Freeman)

UTILITIES:
• New Jersey officials attempt in court to seize unused waterfront land from the owner of a 168 MW power station for an unidentified redevelopment project. (Burlington County Times)
• A Delaware electric co-op says 2022 was its most reliable year yet, with fewer, shorter outages than the year before, pointing to its “aggressive” vegetation management. (news release)

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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.