Five Governors Meet on New England’s Energy Infrastructure

Transmission_LinesGovernor Dannel Malloy initiated April 23rd’s closed-door energy summit in Hartford with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Rainmondo, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, to discuss initiatives for more fully utilizing New England’s natural resources to produce cleaner and more cost efficient energy.

Connecticut is one of the region’s three main load centers for heating and electricity, along with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

An updated agreement was reached to continue exploring solutions, as each state seeks to most effectively meet increasing fuel demand. Meanwhile, the number of innovative power resources and expansion proposals are growing in the regional marketplace. A teleconference and second in-person meeting in September meeting is planned.  Read the Hartford Courant article written by Brian Dowling.

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