Industry News & Publications
New England is a national leader in the construction of new electric lines needed for the reliable operation of the grid, however, the region lags in renewable energy development due to insufficient transmission in areas where renewable energy development can occur. Government policy initiatives, new regulations (such as FERC Order 1000), new technologies, and new development projects around the country and around the world are rapidly transforming the electric transmission industry, especially in the development of transmission needed to move renewable energy to market. Article posted on this page are intended to highlight that transformation.
- Letter: New England States Committee on Electricity to ISO-NE, “Request for ISO-NE technical support and assistance with tariff filings related to electric and natural gas infrastructure in New England” January 21, 2014.
- Press Release: New England States Committee on Electricity, “NESCOE Concludes Hydro Imports Analysis” November 8, 2013.
- Report: Black & Veatch, “Final Hydro Imports Analysis”, prepared for New England States Committee on Electricity, November 1, 2013. Includes analysis of 1200 MW transmission link between New Brunswick and Massachusetts.
- New Report: China Daily. “China Building Power Transmission Line of World’s Largest Capacity”, May 14, 2012
- FERC, “Order Accepting Informational Filing”, FERC Docket No. ER12-757-000 (138 FERC 61,196), March 15, 2012. See Section IV. C.
- New England Governors’ Conference, Inc., “Resolution No. 204 – A Resolution Endorsing the Continued Investigation into the Potential for Coordinated Regional Renewable Power Procurement”, Adopted July 11, 2011.
- NESCOE, “Report to the New England Governors on Coordinated Renewable Procurement: Identifying cost-effective, clean energy resources through competitive processes”, July 12, 2010.
- GE Energy, “Final Report: New England Wind Integration Study”, Prepared for ISO-NE, December 5, 2010
- Report: Energy Security Analysis, Inc. (ESAI).
“Assessing the Renewable Energy Challenge in New England & Massachusetts: A Study of the Renewable Energy Supply and Demand Outlook Through 2020″, November 2008.(PDF)
- Press Release: North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
“Climate Policy Critical to Grid Reliability”, November 2008.(PDF)
- Special Report: North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
“Electric Industry Concerns on the Reliability Impacts of Climate Change Initiatives”, November 2008. (PDF)
- News Article: New York Times reporter Matthew Wald highlights inadequacies in the electric grid in moving renewable energy to market.
“Wind Energy Bumps Into Power Grid’s Limits”, New York Times, August 27, 2008. (PDF)
- Report: Maine Wind Study Points to 3,000 MWs of Wind Development Potential in State, Final Report, February 2008.
“Report of the Governor’s Task Force on Wind Power Development: Finding Common Ground for a Common Purpose”. (PDF)
- Report: The New England Energy Alliance Massachusetts Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance cite need for more transmission in New England, December 2007.
“Electricity Transmission Infrastructure Development in New England – Value Through Reliability, Economic and Environmental Benefits”. (PDF)
- Report: New England Energy Infrastructure – Adequacy Assessment and Policy Review, Prepared by the Analysis Group for the New England Energy Alliance, November 2005.
“New England Energy Infrastructure – Adequacy Assessment and Policy Review”. (PDF)