Entries in new england states (22)

Wednesday
Feb012017

Regional air emissions 2015: slight year-over-year increase in CO2 levels; long-term reductions remain significant 

Since 2001, SO2 down 95%, NOx down 68%, CO2 down 24%

The retirement of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station and the continuing trend of increased oil-fired generation in New England were factors in a slight increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2015 compared to 2014, as well as slowing year-on-year declines, as reported in the 2015 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report, issued January 2017. However, significant retirements of coal-fired generation contributed to the region’s continuing long-term reductions in the emissions generated by the region’s power plants.

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Tuesday
Jan312017

ISO-NE staff brief legislators throughout New England

As elected officials kick off their 2017 legislative sessions, several energy committees have invited ISO New England to give briefings on issues related to the regional electric grid. The ISO's External Affairs representatives are traveling throughout the region to  provide the committees an overview of the bulk power system, including power system operations, transmission planning, and wholesale electricity markets, as well as data and information pertinent to the respective states. The presentations also highlight what the ISO has identified as the top reliability risks to the region’s electric grid: inadequate natural gas infrastructure, the retirement of non-gas-fired power plants, and maintaining reliability as increasing amounts of distributed and intermittent resources come online.

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Tuesday
Nov012016

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island select projects to move forward under Clean Energy RFP

On October 24, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island released their evaluation of the projects submitted in response to the Clean Energy Request for Proposals (RFP) and announced that they collectively selected projects that represent approximately 460 megawatts (MW) of clean energy for New England’s wholesale market. Projects selected must successfully complete contract negotiations by mid-January 2017 and submit contracts for regulatory approval by March 1, 2017, before final acceptance.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island receive strong response to Clean Energy RFP

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island received more than 30 project proposals from bidders responding to the three-state request for proposals (RFP) for clean energy and transmission projects issued on November 12, 2015. Public versions of the bids submitted by the January 28, 2016 bid submission deadline have been posted to the Clean Energy RFP website.

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Thursday
Sep172015

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker visits ISO-NE, tours control room

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker met with Philip Shapiro, ISO New England’s board chairman; Gordon van Welie, ISO New England president and CEO; and staff for about an hour on September 15, 2015, to learn about the ISO’s responsibilities. van Welie said the ISO was pleased to be able to showcase its state-of-the-art control room and the highly-trained system operators who keep the electricity flowing in the six-state region. ISO-NE Board Chair Philip Shapiro added that the ISO stands ready to provide its expertise to Massachusetts and the other New England states as they address complex regional energy challenges.

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Friday
Apr242015

New England’s governors release six-state action plan to address energy infrastructure needs

The New England governors convened a Northeast Forum on Regional Energy Solutions on April 23, 2015, in Hartford, Connecticut, to discuss regional energy challenges and potential solutions. The forum’s public session included two panels, one focused on New England’s energy infrastructure challenges, and the other focused on regional collaboration to support energy infrastructure solutions.

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