Entries in new england states (20)

Tuesday
Jan282014

New England Governors announce proposal to expand regional energy infrastructure

The six New England governors have announced a cooperative regional initiative designed to expand energy infrastructure in New England.

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Friday
Sep132013

ISO-NE and New England states discuss strategies for securing digital infrastructure

ISO New England recently hosted a meeting of New England state utility commissioners and staff to continue an ongoing dialogue on the importance of electric grid cybersecurity. All six state commissions were represented as well as the New England States Committee on Electricity.

ISO New England began the discussion with a broad overview of its physical and cyber security practices, highlighting the importance of restricting access to sensitive systems and its commitment to mandatory ongoing training for ISO staff.

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Friday
Aug302013

ISO New England issues statement on the regional impacts of Vermont Yankee retirement

On Tuesday, August 27, Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing submitted to ISO New England its formal request to retire the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in 2014. ISO New England issued a statement on the impacts this decision will have on the regional power system.

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Tuesday
Aug132013

Ten years after the 2003 Northeast Blackout, much has changed

August 14, 2013, marks the ten-year anniversary of one of the most notable dates in the history of power system operations: the 2003 Northeast Blackout. On this day, more than 50 million people in the US and Canada lost power—and it all happened in a matter of seconds.

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Tuesday
Jun252013

New England governors to explore expansion of Canadian hydro-power imports

On June 17, five New England states announced a collaborative effort to explore expanding the import of large amounts of Canadian hydro power into the region. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont agreed to the regional initiative as a way to help meet carbon emission limits and reduce electricity costs.

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Wednesday
Mar272013

Massachusetts DPU issues order on capacity needs in Boston area

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued a determination on March 15, 2013, that National Grid and NSTAR should not be required to enter into long-term contracts with developers of electricity generation in Northeast Massachusetts/Greater Boston (NEMA/Boston). The DPU ruled that such a move would only be justified with convincing evidence “that the competitive market had failed and that there were imminent reliability concerns,” conditions that do not exist at this time.

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