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E&E News: Northeast grid rules could make or break clean energy

Posted by Miranda Willson on Nov 22, 2021

E&E News detailed potential changes underway for New England’s grid operator, quoting AEE's Caitlin Marquis on renewable energy goals. Read snippets below and the full story here.

New England’s grid operator is considering an overhaul of regional power market rules that could determine whether Northeast states meet their clean energy goals, creating uncertainty in a region pivotal for reaching President Biden’s push for 100 percent clean electricity.

With no fossil fuel production and broad interest among the states in advancing clean energy, New England could be a case study on how to develop a multistate carbon-free power market, observers say...

Now, ISO New England plans to alter a policy seen as an impediment to renewable energy, known as the minimum offer price rule. It’s also studying whether the larger electric market framework needs to change to attract more carbon-free energy and connect planned new offshore wind farms and other projects to the power grid, spurred in part by state pressure.

“The states have ramped up their engagement and shown a commitment to working together with the ISO to address these big issues they see as standing in the way of their goals of decarbonization and maintaining reliable, affordable electricity for their residents,” said Caitlin Marquis, policy director of Advanced Energy Economy, a clean energy trade group.

Read the full story here.

Topics: AEE In The News, Caitlin Marquis