3 New England states to team up for renewable power requests

03/18/2013 | Platts

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are planning to issue joint requests for proposals for renewable power, a move intended to push down contract prices, said Dan Esty, commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. "The key here is that the demand for renewable is going to rise rapidly," Esty said. Meanwhile, Connecticut officials are seeking approval from lawmakers to increase the state's renewable portfolio standard from 20% by 2020 to 25% by 2025, and allow large hydro projects to count toward the standard.

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