Statement from Green Line Infrastructure Alliance In Reaction to Legislative Hearing on State of Energy

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

“Today’s hearing on the state of energy in the region is a starting gun for the weeks ahead when some key decisions will be made on our energy future. Already, the Governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have called for proposals to boost the amount of clean energy flowing into Southern New England.  Transmission infrastructure will need to be part of unlocking the region’s clean energy resources.  Projects that combine wind and hydro resources are an efficient approach in terms of cost and permitting.  Wind and hydropower resources together make a perfect mix for policy makers looking to transition to a cleaner energy future and consumers and businesses seeking more stable prices,” 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.