Green Line Infrastructure Alliance Statement In Reaction To Energy Legislation Released 07.09.15

The statement below is from the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in reaction to energy legislation released today by the Baker administration.

“We are very excited and encouraged by the Baker Administration’s energy legislation announced today.  The bill promotes the customer’s interest by allowing a clean energy two-fer: a wind and hydro combination.  This new combination of clean energy generation will help achieve our state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals in a very cost effective way.

“The proposal also recognizes that transmission is key to bringing the new clean energy into our region to meet our climate change goals.  We’re pleased it acknowledges opportunities to offer regional investments in infrastructure and broadens the field of potential, large-scale supply, increasing competition to the benefit of customers.  We look forward to working with the legislature and the Governor on a bill that allows the best clean energy proposals to move forward,” 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.

Statement Regarding New England Clean Energy RFP

The statement below is from the Green Line Infrastructure Alliance in reaction to the public posting today of a coordinated RFP for clean energy resources with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The RFP process, found at http://cleanenergyrfp.com/ is the launch of an effort by the three states to bring clean energy to the region’s grid.

“The Green Line Infrastructure Alliance welcomes this three-state effort as the first step of a collective approach in securing substantial amounts of reliable and affordable clean energy to the New England power grid.

“This RFP process sends a clear message that the states are looking for affordable, renewable energy to boost future economic growth. There are many different ways to bring this clean energy to people and businesses; we think there’s great value in a clean energy ‘two-fer’: 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.