NE Power Plants Prepared to Match this Summer’s Peak Electricity Demand

ISO New England VP and COO Vamsi Chadalavada announced recently that New England power plants should handle this summer’s peak electricity demand, despite losing 570 MW worth of generation after closing Mount Tom Power Station and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station: “The New England power grid is prepared to meet consumers’ needs for power this […]

Kinder Morgan, Berkshire Gas anticipating Northeast Direct Project Start

Richard Kinder, CEO of the country’s largest midstream company, Kinder Morgan (KMI), spoke  with CNBC last week and affirmed the possibility of starting the Northeast Direct Project soon with a “I think we will. ” “And the main problem here is it’s just ironic that the highest price for electricity and natural gas in the […]

Massachusetts 2015 Solar Net Metering Projects to Halt with Caps Hit

In March, public projects within National Grid service areas reached the 256.6 MW (megawatt) net metering cap for 2015. Massachusetts net metering caps are based off each utility’s historical peak MW energy demand, with a small percentage cap allocated toward private (4%) and public (5%) solar projects, falling short from the State’s 1600 MW goal. NGrid […]

MA DPU Waives Recalculation Fees for Residential and Small C&I, Establishes Tracking Mechanism

On April Thirteenth, MA D.P.U. ordered  utilities to eliminate the recalculation fees for residential and small C&I customers who switch from their electric utility to supplier, keeping the fees for medium-large C&I customers and tracking when utility-supplier switches are made. In their investigation beginning last year, the D.P.U. argued that waiving the fees would open […]

MA DPU Orders Investigation for Basic Service Procurement

On April Ninth, the MA Dept. of Public Utilities ordered an investigation into the pricing and procurement of basic service electricity, affected by two key issues: High Costs: Massachusetts faced historically high basic service costs over the past two winters, and the DPU will review a full range of possibilities for basic service procurement and […]

National Grid MA Files Spring/Summer 2015 Electric Rates

On Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, National Grid (Massachusetts and Nantucket Electric Companies) filed May-July 2015 industrial rates, along with May-October 2015 residential and commercial rates. Thanks, EarlyBird Power Team National Grid Massachusetts Basic Service Rates Residential (R-1, R-2, R-4, E) Commercial (G-1, Streetlights) Industrial NEMA (G-2, G-3) Industrial SEMA (G-2, G-3) Industrial WCMA (G-2, […]

Tens of thousands of people are still without power after attack on a North Carolina power station

The FBI is now helping to investigate the source of the power outages in a North Carolina county. While it is believed to be an “intentional” attack, the suspect or cause of the problem has yet to be found. The mass blackout became a criminal investigation when utility workers found traces of what looked like […]

Massachusetts Gives Developers of Offshore Wind Farm a Mid-Week Deadline by Refusing to Renegotiate Agreements

Commonwealth Wind and Mayflower Wind have each been given a deadline of the middle of this week to inform the Department of Public Utilities if they will move forward with their offshore wind farm projects under the contract terms they have already agreed to or ask state regulators to no longer consider those essential agreements. […]

CEO of Eversource Fears New England Might Not Have Enough Natural Gas For This Winter

Eversource Energy CEO, Joseph R. Nolan Jr., recently wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden because he fears Eversource might not be able to provide natural gas for all of its consumers if this upcoming winter is harsh. In this letter, Nolan asked Biden and his administration for their help in addressing this potential […]

National Grid Large C&I Rates Through January

Energy Warfare

Two undersea leaks that began in the Russian-owned Nord Stream gas pipelines on Monday were likely caused by powerful underwater explosions, according to Swedish and Danish seismographic data. It is ‘very clear from the seismic record that these are blasts,’ Björn Lund, director of the Swedish National Seismic Network at Uppsala University told NPR in […]

EV Chargers Set to Be Deployed on America’s Highways

The Biden administration said yesterday it has now approved funding for all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rio to start accessing so-called NEVI funding to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure along public roads to establish an interconnected network. “This will now allow all states to have access to FY’22/FY’23 NEVI funding which should total in […]

President Joe Biden Announces Initial Phase of Funding for Electric Vehicle Charger Programs Across 35 States

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Joe Biden announced the first wave of funding for EV charger programs across 35 states. Throughout Biden’s time in office, he has been an immense advocate for EV chargers. Biden and his administration have put together $135 billion dollars into the EV charger movement. These programs incentivize customers and manufacturers […]

Eversource MA Announced Large C&I Electricity Rates Top 40 cents/kWh in December

New rate filings by Eversource with the Massachusetts DPU for Large C&I customers are more than double for the same periods last year, following significant increases in the cost of natural gas in New England over the past 9 months. The announced rates are as follows: Large C&I in SEMA: Oct: $0.21053 Nov: $0.28610 Dec: […]

Demand for Electricity in the United States May Double in 20 Years

According to speakers at this week’s Energy Transition Leaders Summit in Aspen, Colorado, the consumption of electricity is likely to double in the coming years. Piper Sandler, the summit’s host, said that many leaders think the electricity consumption could double in 20 years and stagnate for another decade afterward. Sandler also noted that this meeting […]

Supreme Court Issues Ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA, Stripping the Ability of the EPA to Restrict The Pollution of Power Plants

Back in 2015, the Obama Administration created the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which had the support of Protect our Winters (POW). Under the guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CPP required states to reduce the CO2 pollution from coal and transition into cleaner energy production in the U.S. When the Trump Administration took […]