Entries in new england states (31)

Wednesday
Jun202018

Consumer Liaison Group discussed the progress of energy efficiency and its effects on New England consumers at June 2018 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its second meeting of the year on June 14, 2018, in Westborough, Massachusetts. Edward Anthes-Washburn, Executive Director of the Port of New Bedford, opened the meeting with an in-depth look into the offshore wind industry’s introduction to the port and how the commercial fishing and offshore wind industries can coexist. The meeting also featured a panel discussion on the topic, Transitioning from Energy Efficiency to the Efficient Use of Energy – What Does it Mean for Consumers?, as well as an update from ISO New England.

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Wednesday
Mar212018

Consumer Liaison Group discussed the evolution of New England's wholesale electricity markets at March 2018 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its first meeting of the year on March 1, 2018 in New Castle, New Hampshire. Michael Giaimo, Commissioner at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, opened the meeting with reflections and observations on the CLG and the regional power system over the past decade. The meeting also featuring a panel discussion on the topic, How Have the Region’s Wholesale Electricity Markets Evolved Over Time? Why Should Consumers Care?, as well as an update from ISO New England.

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Monday
Mar192018

ISO, FERC discuss grid resiliency at roundtable in Boston

On March 16, 2018, ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie delivered a keynote address at the New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable on the region's growing fuel security risk. FERC Commissioner Robert Powelson also gave a keynote on grid resiliency, touching on the Commission's Resilience Order.

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Monday
Mar122018

FERC issues order accepting CASPR revisions to Forward Capacity Market

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 9, 2018, accepting ISO New England’s CASPR proposal in its entirety and rejecting all of the arguments raised in protests. The Commission notes that out-of-market state revenues can result in building more capacity than a region needs, overpayment by consumers for capacity, inefficiently low capacity market prices and the erosion of investor confidence. The Commission concludes that the CASPR proposal, along with the New England region’s minimum offer price rules (MOPR), appropriately addresses the issues associated with out-of-market state revenues while ensuring that the overall capacity market can continue to attract and maintain appropriate levels of new resource investment.

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Thursday
Feb222018

Range of energy issues raised in New England governors’ 2018 opening addresses

In their 2018 opening addresses, the New England governors focused on a diverse set of energy-related topics, from vehicle emissions to offshore wind procurements, to jobs and resiliency, in addition to overall economic strength and community needs. The following is an overview of the major energy and economic themes arising in the early days of 2018.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

Regional air emissions 2016: long-term reduction trends continue

Since 2001, SO2 down 98%, NOx down 73%, CO2 down 29%

Driven primarily by a decrease in coal and oil generation, regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined between 2015 and 2016, according to data compiled for the 2016 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report. The year-over-year declines continued long-term reductions in the emissions generated by the region’s power plants.

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