Statement from Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in Reaction to May 12, 2015 Legislative Hearing

The statement below is from the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in reaction to May 12, 2015’s legislative hearing held by the Massachusetts Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy on the “state of energy”:

“Today, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy continues its welcome examination of the current state of our energy system. Their work is necessary and potentially jump-starts the next steps in the important transition of our energy supply from fossil to renewable fuels. Cost effective wind and hydroelectric power can be found in abundance in our region and the key is modernizing an electric grid that will deliver those precious resources,” 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. Follow GLIA on Twitter at @GreenLineIA.