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New England Governors Call For Reform Of Regional Power Grid

Oct 15, 2020

Five northeast governors banded together Thursday to call for a reform of New England’s electricity grid.

The governors from every New England state except New Hampshire said ISO New England, which runs the region’s power grid, needs to be reformed. 

In a joint statement, the coalition of five state leaders said ISO’s market designs are a burden on consumers and fail to adequately advance the states’ clean energy goals.

In January, the administration of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said ISO’s policies drove unnecessary investments in natural gas. Now, the governors said they are working with a third-party non-profit to create a “vision” document that will outline other areas for reform.

In a statement, ISO-New England said it looks forward to continuing to work with the governors on maintaining a reliable, clean, and competitively-priced grid.

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