New auction for renewable energy

Mar 21, 2018
renewable energy

ISO New England, the independent organization responsible for managing New England’s electricity grid, is implementing a new system that allows renewable power sources to bid to replace the electricity generated by old fossil fuel power plants.

Competition for Northern Pass?

Mar 29, 2017
power line

Another New England electricity provider has proposed a transmission line to carry hydropower from Quebec through New Hampshire.

The proposal, titled Granite State Power Link, bears some marked similarities to the Northern Pass proposal. 

Granite State Power Link would carry roughly 1,200 megawatts of power from hydroelectric dams in Quebec at a price of roughly $1 billion.  The Northern Pass would carry roughly 1,100 megawatts from Quebec at a price of roughly $1.6 billion.

UNH study: no need for pipeline

Mar 14, 2017
natural gas pipeline

According to a new report from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the Granite State does not need more natural gas pipeline.  This contradicts other studies and reports about the need for more pipeline in New England.

The UNH study examines three factors related to expanded natural gas pipeline capacity: the cost of electricity in New Hampshire, the reliability of New Hampshire’s electric supply, and potential financial risks for ratepayers.

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