Below please find a collection of informational resources on New England energy infrastructure projects and issues.
Here are links to studies about electricity and natural gas infrastructure in New England.
- New England Power Grid 2015-2016 Profile, ISO New England
- State of the Grid: 2016, ISO New England, January 26, 2016
- 2016 Regional Electricity Outlook, ISO New England, Inc.
- 2015 Regional System Plan, ISO New England, Inc., November 5, 2015
CHARTS AND GRAPHS
The materials below illustrate the economic impact of energy and show the high cost that New England pays for energy compared to the rest of the nation.
The following online resources provide additional information about energy development, infrastructure, and public policy.
ISO New England (www.iso-ne.org)
ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit company authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to perform three critical, complex interconnected roles for the region spanning Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and most of Maine. Together these three responsibilities help protect the health of New England's economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of electricity, today and for future generations. ISO New England meets this obligation in three ways: by ensuring the day-to-day reliable operation of New England's bulk power generation and transmission system, by overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region's wholesale electricity markets, and by managing comprehensive, regional planning processes.
Northeast Gas Association (www.northeastgas.org)
The Northeast Gas Association (NGA) is a regional trade association that focuses on education and training, technology research and development, operations, planning, and increasing public awareness of natural gas in the Northeast U.S. NGA represents natural gas distribution companies, transmission companies, liquefied natural gas importers, and associate member companies. These companies provide natural gas to over 10 million customers in nine states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont).
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (www.neep.org)
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to promote energy efficiency in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Today, it is one of six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) funded, in part, by US Department of Energy to support state efficiency policies and programs.
Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (www.necanews.org)
The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) is New England's oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the competitive electric power industry. Founded in 1985 to foster the development and maturation of competitive power markets, NECA’s purpose has expanded over time and now serves as an open forum among all stakeholders with a full range of energy and environmental interests, including traditional and renewable electric generation, natural gas and other fuels and energy efficiency.
Northeast Clean Energy Council (www.necec.org)
The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the northeast. NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.
American Petroleum Institute (www.api.org)
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. Over 650 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents, come from all segments of the industry including producers, refiners, suppliers, marketers, pipeline operators and marine transporters as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry. API’s mission is to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry, backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.
American Gas Association (www.aga.org)
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members – and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America's energy needs.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (www.aceee.org)
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit organization acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. ACEEE believes that the U.S. can harness the full potential of energy efficiency to achieve greater economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection for all its people.
American Wind Energy Association (www.awea.org)
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry – the country’s fastest growing energy industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.
Center for LNG (www.lngfacts.org)
The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) is a trade association of LNG producers, shippers, terminal operators and developers and trade associations. Its goal is to enhance public education and understanding about LNG by serving as a clearinghouse for LNG information.
Edison Electric Institute (www.eei.org)
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and directly and indirectly employ more than one million workers. Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence and essential conferences and forums.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information and statistics to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Nuclear Energy Institute (www.nei.org)
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI's mission is to foster the beneficial uses of nuclear technology before Congress, the White House and executive branch agencies, federal regulators, and state policy forums; proactively communicating accurate and timely information; and provide a unified voice on the global importance of nuclear energy and nuclear technology.
Solar Energy Industries Association (www.seia.org)
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., SEIA represents all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.
U.S. Department of Energy (www.energy.gov)
The Department of Energy's mission is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Its energy strategic goal is to protect national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy.
Federal Energy Regulator Commission (www.ferc.gov)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public.
STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES