Spiking winter energy prices are the result of a crisis that has been a decade in the making, after New England opted to bet on natural gas.
At the last minute, ISO-New England filed a plan to keep the MOPR – a rule that makes it harder for renewables to join the grid – until 2025.
Two rulings in recent weeks spell the end of the line for the proposed Killingly natural gas plant, as far as ISO-New England is concerned.
After years of pushing to reform New England’s electric grid, DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes agreed to delay the first big change.
Just as those who have opposed the construction of a natural gas power plant in Killingly were tasting victory, a court has taken it away.
Federal authorities OK’d a request by ISO-New England to keep the proposed Killingly gas plant out of its plans.
The DEEP commissioner is leading an effort to increase renewable power, lower costs and keep everyone civil. It’s not simple.
It was the first salvo to reform electric market rules and ISO New England, operator of the grid.
Another winter, another warning from the folks who run the power grid that natural gas shortages could cause power problems. The warning once again focuses all eyes on natural gas pipelines – viewed as either a big answer to the region’s power difficulties or a big problem, depending on whom you talk to.