September 16, 2014

NEPGA: Ratepayer $ Misused by PSNH in Supporting Northern Pass

The New England Power Generators Association filed a petition with the NH Public Utilities Commission, asking the PUC to address the relationship between Public Service Company of NH and Northern Pass.

“There is a serious misuse of ratepayer dollars in how PSNH is supporting the Northern Pass project,
" said Dan Dolan, president of NEPGA. "NEPGA believes the PUC must act to protect ratepayers and ensure a level competitive playing field.” Dolan added, “The facts are clear. PSNH is a rate-regulated distribution company,  but ratepayers’ resources have been used to support a private, merchant transmission project."

NHPR's Sam Evans-Brown reports on the story here. Or you can read the NEPGA press release.

September 5, 2014

Transforming the Electric Grid

While the existing electricity grid, with its endless string of poles and wires, may have served the country well during the 20th century, it’s become incredible costly to maintain in the 21st says Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power.
Executives at Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy say they want to build the electrical grid of the future in Vermont.
You can read the story about new technology by Peter Hirshfeld on NHPR's website here.