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Power Plant Closings Could Impact Supply

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – New England’s electric grid operator is warning that shutdowns of old power plants in the region are reducing supply and driving up prices. ISO-New England said Wednesday that a regional auction […]

02/05/2014

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Temperature Down, Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Up

Utilities, power companies and New England’s grid operator moved on several fronts Tuesday to guarantee sufficient supplies of energy in the Northeast to keep homes and businesses warm as temperatures plunged to near-record low levels.

01/07/2014

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ISO New England Says Winter Power “Sufficient”

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) _ New England’s electric grid operator says consumers can expect to have enough electricity to run their heating systems this winter. But ISO-New England said Wednesday that the region’s increased reliance on […]

12/04/2013

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Region’s Power Grid Manager Asks For Power Conservation During Heat Wave

ISO-New England says there is adequate power supply to meet the region’s power needs during this extended heat wave. Just the same, the manager of the power grid is asking consumers to voluntarily conserve. Suppplies […]

07/16/2013

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New England Grid Operator Agrees To Cost-cutting

New England’s electric grid operator has agreed to cut nearly $3 million in spending and end a pension plan for new employees in a multi-state settlement with officials who said spending was excessive.

05/13/2013

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Power Grid Operator Gears Up For Super Bowl Demand

The operator of the region’s power grid, ISO New England, uses historical data to project demand on any given day.  This is also true for holidays and high-profile sporting events like this weekend’s Super Bowl […]

01/30/2013

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Officials To Protest ISO New England Proposed Budget Hike

State attorneys general, regulators and consumer advocates in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island said Wednesday a proposed budget requested by New England’s electric grid operator is excessive.

11/28/2012

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As Temperatures Rise, So Does Electric Demand

Demand for electricity is expected to soar as the heat that is broiling the nation’s midsection moves east.

07/21/2011