New York Upholds Permits for 440 Megawatts of Wind Power Projects

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment reaffirmed its approval of Alle-Catt Wind Energy LLC’s 340-megawatt project, which would be the state’s largest wind farm, and Atlantic Wind LLC’s 101-megawatt project, according to a Sept. 25 press release. The board denied rehearing petitions finding that both the projects meet or...

Vermont Legislation Creates Initiatives to Cut emissions From Thermal Energy, Transportation Sectors

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, signed legislation on Sept. 23, which directs energy efficiency funds to support emissions reduction measures in the thermal energy and transportation sectors for a period of three years. The new law requires the Public Utility Commission to authorize an entity appointed to provide energy efficiency and conservation programs to...

Visual Primer: Grid Modernization Strategies Increasingly Center on Innovation and Customer Engagement

State policy goals are driving comprehensive grid modernization endeavors aimed at transitioning to a flexible and efficient grid that caters to the needs of the evolving electric sector and diverse customer interests. A growing number of state regulators and utilities alike are embarking on innovative ventures, striving towards necessary enhancements to accomplish energy and environmental goals.