power lines http://ripr.org en Regional Rift Over Who Should Pay for Power Lines Across New England http://ripr.org/post/regional-rift-over-who-should-pay-power-lines-across-new-england <p>Federal regulators are being asked to resolve a regional rift over who should pay for new power lines needed to carry renewable electricity to southern New England.</p><p></p><p>Vermont has joined New Hampshire and Rhode Island to oppose the cost-sharing formula being promoted by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. The question now before federal authorities is how much rate payers in Vermont should pay for a power line project that mainly benefits people in southern New England.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:02:32 +0000 John Dillon 26540 at http://ripr.org Should RI Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England? http://ripr.org/post/should-ri-pay-power-lines-running-through-northern-new-england <p>Southern New England, in particular Massachusetts and Connecticut, needs more renewable generation to meet their clean-energy mandates. But the supply to meet that demand is mostly in the north wind power from the mountains of Maine, or hydroelectricity from vast reservoirs in Quebec.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:22:00 +0000 John Dillon 24817 at http://ripr.org Should RI Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England? To Stabilize Power Costs, Rhode Islanders Need to Look North http://ripr.org/post/stabilize-power-costs-rhode-islanders-need-look-north <p>Our&nbsp; air conditioners have been working overtime in this steamy summer. Our wallets will be lighter when the electricity bills arrive. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says to stabilize power costs, Rhode Island needs to look north to Canada.</p><p>Flick the wall switch and the lights go on. Turn the knob; the stove heats up. Push a button; the air conditioner hums.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:22:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 19167 at http://ripr.org Power still out in parts of northern RI http://ripr.org/post/power-still-out-parts-northern-ri <p>Hundreds of homes and businesses are still without power in Rhode Island. That’s down from about 25,000 early this morning.</p><p>National Grid spokesman David Graves says last night was a wild one in Rhode Island. 60-mile-an-hour winds ripped through trees and snagged power lines. He says crews are still working on restoring power to thousands of customers, mainly in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:06:46 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9559 at http://ripr.org Power still out in parts of northern RI Winter storm puts Nat'l Grid on alert http://ripr.org/post/winter-storm-puts-natl-grid-alert <p><span class="dateline"><span>PROVIDENCE, RI</span></span>&nbsp; - <span class="article-content"><span>A powerful winter storm headed for New England has power company workers on standby to respond to outages. That's because high winds expected with this storm could down trees and power lines. National Grid spokeswoman Debbie Drew says the company is on alert for any problems. </span></span></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:32:58 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 1868 at http://ripr.org