Electric transmission lines

CEA Northeast Executive Director Marc Brown discusses the importance of siting reforms to ensure Massachusetts remains economically competitive and the lights stay on for families and businesses across the state.

Winter storms, like the March Nor’easter that knocked power out in 80,000 homes across central and western Massachusetts, keep challenging the electricity grid’s reliability. It should come as no surprise that a recent report by federal energy regulators warned the entire country’s electric systems are headed toward a “very catastrophic situation in terms of reliability” — and that Massachusetts is in a region deemed to be at an elevated risk. “Reliability,” in government-speak, means we’re about to have a lot more power outages, leaving us in the dark without electricity for unknown lengths of time.

Read more – Mass Live