Proposed Burrillville power plant sparks fight over region’s energy future

ELECTRIC EYE: A series of numbers and symbols on a board depict a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. The board tells ISO New England how much electricity is needed versus how much is being produced across New England. The independent nonprofit, based in Holyoke, Mass., oversees day-to-day operations of the region's bulk power system. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND
ELECTRIC EYE: A series of numbers and symbols on a board depict a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. The board tells ISO New England how much electricity is needed versus how much is being produced across New England. The independent nonprofit, based in Holyoke, Mass., oversees day-to-day operations of the region's bulk power system. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND
Superimposed on a tennis court-sized board at ISO New England is a real-time simulation of the region’s power grid. Roughly 350 generators across the six-state region are connected by a dizzying number of interconnecting lines depicting high-voltage power lines. A series of numbers and symbols tell employees pertinent information, including how much electricity is needed…

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