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In this Update:
- Massachusetts Selects Northern Pass in Response to Clean Energy RFP
- CT Legislative Session will convene on Wednesday, February 7th
REGIONAL AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
MASSACHUSETTS SELECTS NORTHERN PASS IN RESPONSE TO CLEAN ENERGY RFP
Massachusetts has given preliminary approval to Eversource’s Northern Pass proposal to deliver hydropower to the state from Quebec. The bid was submitted in response to the Section 83D Clean Energy request for proposals. Eversource plans to build a 192-mile transmission line from hydroelectric plants in Canada that will carry power through New Hampshire. Read the press release from Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs.
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2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The 2018 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly convenes on February 7, 2018. Information about the Energy and Technology Committee is available here.