NEW ENGLAND’S REGIONAL WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES MUST EVOLVE FOR
21ST CENTURY CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
The Governors of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont, collectively expressed the need for a clean, affordable, and reliable, energy grid in the region. The Governors recognize that without a robust and modernized grid, serving as the backbone for a clean energy future, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets will not be achieved.
“In New England, we value access to cleaner, affordable, and increasingly more sustainable, energy for residents and businesses,” said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Chair of CONEG. “We need an electric grid, and market operator, that supports those values. My fellow governors and I are committed to working together to secure the affordable, clean, and reliable electricity that Connecticut families and businesses deserve.”
“A grid that increasingly supports decarbonization must be capable at achieving multiple public policy goals toward combating climate change, clean energy deployment, and sustainability,” said CONEG Executive Director, Jay Lucey. “We will continue to support our Governors commitment to building a cleaner energy future in the Northeast.”