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New Challenges as N.E. Plants Retire

By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff Writer Published: June 30th, 2015

Remember those mountains of snow in Boston on the TV news last winter? The folks who keep the heat on do and it sends chills up their spines. “During the winter, we actually need our coal and oil plants on those coldest days,” said Stephen Rourke, vice president of system planning at ISO New England.... Read more

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New Challenges as N.E. Plants Retire

Published: June 30th, 2015

Remember those mountains of snow in Boston on the TV news last winter? The folks who keep the heat on do and it sends chills up their spines. “During the winter, we actually need our coal... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Update Grid, Energy Secretary Says

Published: June 22nd, 2015

The United States needs to modernize the electric grid and replace aging infrastructure as part of an overall energy security policy, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz says. “It is time to take a fresh and comprehensive... Read more

Renewable Energy

Dairyland Mulls Solar Options

Published: June 19th, 2015

Installing co-op solar involves a lot more than plunking down panels. “We’re looking for utility-scale solar; that could include single or multiple arrays in our service territory,” said Katie Thomson, senior communications specialist for La Crosse-based... Read more

Renewable Energy

Dairyland Power Adds Hydro

Published: June 17th, 2015

A dam that once powered a pulp and paper mill on the upper Mississippi River is now producing electricity for Dairyland Power Cooperative. The La Crosse, Wis.-based G&T recently announced a power purchase agreement with Eagle... Read more

Renewable Energy

SolarCity CEO Eyes Utility Partners

Published: June 16th, 2015

CHICAGO—SolarCity’s CEO said his main goal this year “is to do a partnership with the utilities.” “Two infrastructures are being built and not speaking to each other. That’s going to come to a head,” Lyndon Rive,... Read more