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RTO Insider: Stakeholders Propose Amendments to ISO-NE Order 2023 Compliance

Posted by Jon Lamson on Jan 7, 2024

RTO Insider reports that Advanced Energy United and other clean energy companies proposed several amendments to ISO-NE’s proposed Order 2023 compliance plans. The article quotes United's Alex Lawton, who speaks to how ISO NE's suggested deviations from the approach detailed in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order could undermine the order’s goal of reducing interconnection delays.
 

Clean energy companies and trade groups proposed a series of amendments to ISO-NE’s proposed Order 2023 compliance at the NEPOOL Transmission Committee meeting Jan. 4, as the RTO and its stakeholders scramble to reach a consensus prior to the scheduled TC vote in February.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, United In The News, New England, Alex Lawton

New report reveals the reforms New England needs to more quickly connect clean energy projects to the grid

Posted by Adam Winer on Nov 1, 2023

Immediate and long-term changes needed to ISO-NE's interconnection process to avoid delaying state clean energy goals, finds new Advanced Energy United commissioned analysis from Daymark Energy Advisors.
 

BOSTON, MA – A new report from energy consulting firm Daymark Energy Advisors details both the immediate and longer-term reforms needed to ISO-NE's antiquated interconnection process, which is threatening to derail the decarbonization goals of New England states. The process by which energy generation projects connect to the region's power grid, known as interconnection, is inefficient and is driving up costs for ratepayers and preventing many clean energy projects from connecting to the grid altogether.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Transmission, New England

Reuters: US states urged to co-plan grids to curb offshore wind costs

Posted by Eduardo Garcia on Sep 28, 2023

Reuters reports on the rise of grid investments across the East Coast ahead of a surge in offshore wind deployment, quoting Kat Burnham on the importance of regional cooperation in transmission planning for lowering costs.
 

From Maine to Virginia, state authorities and grid operators are scrambling to expand transmission grids ahead of a surge in offshore wind deployment.

Power authorities are looking to connect at least 20 offshore wind projects in the U.S. Northeast, many of which aim to start producing power by 2030. The Biden administration aims to complete environmental reviews of at least 16 projects by 2025 and install 30 GW by the end of the decade.

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Topics: United In The News, Kat Burnham, New York, Maryland, New England, New Jersey

CommonWealth Magazine: Three steps for turning the power grid around

Posted by Jeremy McDiarmid and Kat Burnham on Aug 22, 2023

In an opinion piece to CommonWealth Magazine, Advanced Energy United’s Jeremy McDiarmid and Kat Burnham stressed the importance of a robust and resilient grid, highlighting the role New England governors have in building on state commitments to clean energy goals by taking a regional, holistic approach to developing the grid.

The utter devastation of summer flooding in New England and New York and the Canadian wildfire smoke that shrouded the Northeast in an orange haze in June shouts an inescapable truth louder than any voice: Climate change knows no geographic boundaries. Like it or not, the climate crisis is a global and regional issue. We’re in it together, and we’ll have to get out of it together.

Most New England states are committed to making progress on climate action, but states won’t meet their goals without a holistic approach. We need a drastic cut in carbon emissions and no amount of solar, wind, or electric vehicles will get us there without a robust, resilient, and dynamic grid across our states. Getting to 100 percent clean energy requires regional solutions, and New England governors should take the opportunity to show how it’s done.

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Topics: United In The News, Transmission, New England