On March 2, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its first quarterly meeting of the year in Westborough, Mass., to discuss the role of nuclear power in New England, focusing on reliability, carbon reduction, and market prices. Matthew Wald, Senior Communications Advisor at the Nuclear Energy Institute, a trade association in Washington, DC., gave the keynote address. The meeting also included an update from ISO New England and a panel discussion with representatives from Excelon Corporation, NRG Energy, Inc., and UMass Lowell.
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Eighth annual CLG report highlights 2016 activities and other consumer-related, wholesale electricity industry topics
FERC Commissioner LaFleur discussed changing energy landscape at final Consumer Liaison Group meeting of 2016
The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) held its last quarterly meeting of the year in Boston, Mass., on December 1, 2016. The meeting featured a keynote address by FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur; an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England States’ Clean Energy Initiatives: How Will Mandated Wind and Hydro Procurements Impact Customer Bills and the Regional Power Markets?
On September 15, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) met in Providence to discuss Energy Infrastructure Projects Progressing in Rhode Island: Challenges and Consumer Impacts Regionwide. Seth Magaziner, General Treasurer for the State of Rhode Island, gave opening remarks, highlighting the work of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, a centralized hub for energy-efficiency and renewable energy financing initiatives in the state.
On June 17, 2016, the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) met in Westborough, Massachusetts to discuss electricity security for consumers and how advancements in technology are changing the way utilities detect and protect against cybersecurity threats.
Congressman James McGovern, representing Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered the keynote address. McGovern focused his remarks on the issue of climate change and what the nation must do to combat it. He supported the consideration of all options and resource types for meeting New England’s energy needs, but warned against expanding the region’s natural gas pipeline capacity. Investing billions of dollars on natural gas infrastructure, he said, would lock the region into an energy source it may not prefer in 20 years.