New England grid operator warns of rolling blackouts without new pipelines Telegram, Janurary 19, 2018 THE ISSUE: While New England has become increasingly reliant on natural gas to produce electricity, some say pipeline capacity hasn’t kept pace with demand. THE IMPACT: Grid operator ISO New England warns that fuel insecurity could lead to rolling blackouts […]
ISO New England predicts declining loads due to solar, efficiency utilitydrive.com, November 7, 2017 Dive Brief: ISO New England last week issued its biennial, long-term system plan, finding the rise of solar resources along with energy efficiency advances will lead to a 10-year downturn in load growth and summer peak demand. According to the 2017 Regional […]
Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits New England’s largest state is also home to its largest battery storage project, which began operation in December 2016 at the Wyman Energy Center in Yarmouth, Maine. This supersized battery, which consists of eight individual battery units (each the size of a freight container), holds a total of 1,300 lithium […]
Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has canceled its procurement of natural gas pipeline resources. As a result, Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast project, spanning parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, is now virtually guaranteed not to proceed. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court […]
New England’s energy system is at a crossroads. Economics and climate concerns are driving a shift away from coal and oil, but experts remain divided on where to go from here. If you want to get a sense of New England’s energy systems – past, present, and future – Sandwich is a good place to go. It’s the oldest town on Cape Cod, founded in 1639.