STATEMENT ON NEW RFP FOR CLEAN ENERGY RESOURCES IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
The statement below is from the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in reaction to the Baker-Polito Administration’s announcement of a coordinated RFP for clean energy resources with Rhode Island and Connecticut.
“The Baker-Polito Administration’s plan to issue an RFP for additional clean energy resources in Southern New England sends a clear message that we need to bring affordable, renewable energy to where it is needed most for future economic growth. This type of regional approach, working with Rhode Island and Connecticut, offers a great opportunity to update and modernize transmission lines that will unlock New England’s abundant supply of clean energy. There are many different ways to bring this clean energy to people and businesses; we think there’s great value in combining hydropower with regional, land-based wind resources, all of which can be delivered by a new transmission line at a price lower than today’s costs,” said Ed Krapels, CEO of Anbaric Transmission, and Stan Blazewicz, Vice President of Business Development at National Grid, the leaders of the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance.
About Green Line Infrastructure Alliance
National Grid, one of the world’s largest transmission companies and an energy provider with deep roots in the Northeast, and Anbaric, an innovative, proven transmission project developer, joined forces in 2014 as the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance. The alliance reflects the companies’ shared vision to help transform New England’s energy landscape while driving a healthy regional economy and environment. Together they will deliver a combination of two highly complementary sources of clean, abundant and affordable energy—onshore wind and hydropower—to the region. The alliance will work to develop large-scale, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission projects that combine wind and hydropower to address regional energy issues that are critical to policymakers and energy consumers such as rising prices, declining fuel diversity and the need for more renewable energy.