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The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent year over year in 2018 to $43.54 per megawatt-hour from...
THE AVERAGE WHOLESALE price of electricity and natural gas increased 28.3 percent and 30.1 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, from $33.94 per megawatt-hour to $43.54...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 
 / COURTESY RICH PAYNE

Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

Revolution Wind, developed jointly by Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, is expected to supply enough wind-generated electricity to fill nearly one-quarter of the...
A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
NEW ENGLAND's annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a power supply surplus for the 2022-2023 season. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

N.E. power supply auction closes with lower prices and a power...

PROVIDENCE – New England’s annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a...
THE CLEAR RIVER ENERGY CENTER, shown here in a rendering from Invenergy Inc., is the subject of state regulatory hearings that resumed this week on the $1 billion proposal./COURTESY INVENERGY

State regulators resume hearings on proposed Burrillville power plant

WARWICK – State regulators resumed public hearings Wednesday on Invenergy Inc.’s proposed natural gas-burning power plant in Burrillville. The $1 billion proposal has pitted...
ISO NEW ENGLAND expects the New England grid to have enough resources to handle energy and fuel demands in the coming winter. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England expects to have adequate energy and fuel resources...

PROVIDENCE – ISO New England, operator of the New England electricity grid, said Wednesday that it expects to have enough resources to meet consumer...
DAVID RILEY is co-chairman of the Friends of India Point Park. / COURTESY DAVID RILEY

Five Questions With: David Riley

David Riley is co-chairman of the Friends of India Point Park, which is leading a coalition trying to get National Grid to bury the...
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

ISO New England secures generation surplus for region’s electricity needs

PROVIDENCE – Regional regulators are confident New Englanders should be able to keep the lights on in 2021-2022 after a forward-looking auction last week...
ISO NEW ENGLAND released a fuel-security analysis that concludes that in winter months, the New England fuel supply will most likely increasingly rely on imported liquefied natural gas moving forward. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England report foresees fuel-security risks on the horizon

PROVIDENCE – ISO New England, the region’s independent electric-grid operator, released its Operational Fuel-Security Analysis report this week, showing fuel security will most likely...
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