On May 29, Gordon van Welie, president and chief executive officer of ISO New England, was a guest on the live New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) talk show, “The Exchange.” During the hour-long program, hosted by Laura Knoy, van Welie discussed challenges facing the New England power grid, including region’s increased dependence on natural gas to produce electricity, the upcoming retirement of power plants, and integrating more renewable energy sources like solar and wind. He also fielded questions from listeners who called in.
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ISO-NE CEO opinion article on New England’s natural gas dependency and its effect on grid reliability published in industry magazine
Transmission & Distribution World Magazine, a publication geared toward electric power industry professionals, recently published an opinion piece by Gordon van Welie, ISO New England’s CEO, on New England’s growing dependence on natural gas to fuel half of the region’s electricity needs, the reliability concerns associated this dependence, and the need for regional collaboration to ensure that New England consumers can continue to have reliable electricity in the future.
Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth traveled to ISO New England to speak with CEO Gordon van Welie about the challenges of running the grid. The interview appeared on November 28, 2010, as the Globe's "On the Hot Seat" feature of its business section. Read Ailworth's article, He keeps energy flowing, but worries about the future, on boston.com.