The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved National Grid's proposed timetable and method of solicitation and potential execution of a long-term contract for renewable energy with Cape Wind, as consistent with the requirements of Section 83 and 220 C.M.R. 17.00 et seq.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) approved the joint petition of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil, Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company d/b/a National Grid, NSTAR Electric Company, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, and the Department of Energy Resources of a proposed timetable and method of soliciting and executing long-term contracts for renewable energy through a public request for proposals (RFP) process.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) opened the docket to perform its oversight and review tasks concerning Delmarva Power & Light (PLP) Company's RFP solicitation, as set forth in the Electricity Utility Retail Customer Supply Act of 2006.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) approved in this order the June 23, 2008 Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) between Bluewater Wind LLC and Delmarva Power & Light (DPL) Company.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) adopts and approves staff's proposed procedural framework for continued negotiations for a final Bluewater-Delmarva power purchase agreement (PPA). This includes: disaggregation of the three proposals; authorizing Professor Lawrence Hamermesh to engage as a third-party arbitrator; and, limitation of negotiations to price, non-conforming terms, and disputed contract terms.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) and other state agencies adopts and approves the Staff report, with some exceptions: allowing greater flexibility in the 200-300 MW size for Bluewater Wind; rejecting the recommendation that Delmarva (DPL) negotiate only with Conectiv for a backup power plant; and, requiring Delmarva to negotiate with Conectiv and NRG independently and in the same time frame that it negotiates with Bluewater Wind.
The study reviews the potential costs and benefits of enacting a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in North Carolina. The study found that without off-shore wind, there are insufficient cost-effective and/or practical on-shore resource options to meet a 10% RPS requirement.
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) final rules to implement Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Standard (RES) law.
Fact Sheet provides background on Maryland's offshore wind resources, progress to date in planning for offshore wind energy development, and potential environmental and economic benefits of developing a 310 MW project.
Chapter 4 provides the basis for the Commission's recommendation to reduce Marylandﾒs greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 per cent to 50 per cent below 2006 levels by 2020 and a goal of 90 per cent below 2006 levels by 2050. The Commission also recommends interim reduction targets of 10 per cent reductions by 2012 and 15 per cent reductions by 2015, using the 2006 baseline. The Chapter outlines 42 policy options to achieve these targets, including long-term contracts for offshore wind, which are characterized as "lower emission reduction/easier implementation."