ISO-NE Move Puts New Gas-Fired Plant in Doubt

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2021 20:13:52 +0000

The future of a natural gas-fired power plant planned in northeastern Connecticut is in jeopardy after regional grid operator ISO-New England (ISO-NE) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to end a capacity contract with the project. Florida-based NTE Energy’s plan to build the 650-MW Killingly Energy Center has been delayed due to […]

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On Heels of $2.3B Financial Close, Vineyard Wind Joint Venture Partners Announce Restructuring

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:48:15 +0000

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Partners developing the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm have announced they will swap assets jointly owned by their 50/50 Vineyard Wind joint venture to allow each party to focus on its separate expansion within the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry once the 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm is operational. The Vineyard […]

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Senator Haskell Shares His Thoughts With Us About EVs, Direct Sales, Tesla, & More

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 23:13:53 +0000

I was invited by the Tesla Owners Club of Connecticut and the EV Club of CT (Connecticut) to co-interview Connecticut State Senator William Haskell on a podcast the other day. The interview was slated for last week, but thanks to Ida knocking out my power for a few days, they were kind enough to wait […]

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Connecticut Dealership Sues Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 03:34:25 +0000

In June, Hoffman Auto Group of East Hartford, Connecticut, sued Tesla, the Town of East Hartford, and the development company InSite to try to prevent Tesla from opening a service center in the area. Today, Hoffman Auto doubled down on that lawsuit, claiming that Tesla “seeks to open up a business in East Hartford, Connecticut […]

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Tesla Service Center Approved In East Hartford, Connecticut

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 01:37:39 +0000

Here is some good news for Tesla owners in Connecticut, a state that’s been heavily favoring the whims of dealerships rather than Tesla and other EV makers. The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) of East Hartford has voted unanimously to approve Tesla’s application to build a service center, the Journal Inquirer reports. However, customers who […]

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State Bans of Direct Sales of EVs Don’t Help President Biden’s 2030 EV Target

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 00:33:52 +0000

By banning companies such as Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, and others from selling EVs directly to their customers, states are hindering President Joe Biden’s goal of have 50% of all vehicle’s sold in 2030 being electrified. This is an awesome goal, and although the ceremony was just a show for the United Auto Workers union, it […]

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Tesla Showroom In Connecticut Put On Hold Over Dealership Lawsuit

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:00:27 +0000

The Town of East Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) has placed a hold on a special use permit and site plan modification for Tesla’s showroom and service center. The town wants to wait until hearing advice from its lawyer regarding the lawsuit brought on the town and Tesla by Hoffman Auto Group. We recently […]

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Connecticut Becomes Eighth State to Adopt Energy Storage Targets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:56:11 +0000

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Under a newly enacted law, Connecticut will deploy 1 GW of energy storage by December 2030 and pursue interim targets to deploy 300 MW by 2024 and 650 MW by 2027. With the measure, Connecticut joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, states that have so far set targets to procure […]

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Tesla Police Vehicle Brings Huge Monetary Savings To Westport, Connecticut

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 01:59:10 +0000

In 2019, the city of Westport, Connecticut, added a new Tesla Model 3 patrol car to its fleet. Critics were a bit upset over the fact that the vehicle cost the town over $52,000 while a typical Ford Explorer police vehicle costs $37,000. New financial data shows that betting on the Tesla Model 3 as […]

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PSEG Power Closes Last Coal Plant, Explores Divestiture of Other Fossil Assets

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 16:23:22 +0000

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PSEG Power retired its Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 (BHS 3, Figure 1) on May 31. The unit, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the last remaining coal-fired power plant in the company’s fleet. “The retirement of Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 marks the end of an era for the City of Bridgeport and the citizens […]

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