CMP and solar energy advocates clash over what’s the smartest grid for Maine
Source: Bangor Daily News Central Maine Power Co. says it needs to change a rate structure that no longer reflects its costs for delivering electricity. But some of the utility’s largest customers have countered that the proposed rate structure change would penalize them for generating their own power, using solar panels or other technologies. As...
Massachusetts to Require Grid Modernization Plans for Electric Utilities
On December 23, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an order that will result in the modernization of the Commonwealth’s electricity grid. Massachusetts’ electric utilities will be required to develop a Grid Modernization Plan that includes investing in infrastructure for advanced metering functionality.