New England Ratepayers Association

Advocacy for Ratepayers Across New England

The Electricity Grid and where to purchase viagra cialis levitra Markets Need Fixing

This has been a cold winter—and ratepayers shouldn’t expect their electricity costs to thaw anytime soon.  Wholesale electricity prices have exploded as frigid temperatures have driven up demand for natural gas for home heating purposes.  This results in most natural gas generators paying a premium for what little gas remains in the pipe. This in […]

Already High Electricity Costs are Rising

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: (603) 369-4301 December 12, 2013 CONCORD, NH – Today, the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) weighed in on high wholesale electricity prices in the region, which have recently topped 30 cents per KWh. Marc Brown, President of NERA, made the following statement regarding the generic viagra cheap no prescription recent spike in electricity rates: “New England […]

Wind power not competitive with conventional sources

It has been recently reported that Massachusetts’ utilities National Grid, Northeast Utilities and Unitil have negotiated power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 565MW of electricity capacity from existing and proposed wind-farms in New Hampshire and Maine that would provide electricity at wholesale rates of approximately eight cents per kilowatt-hour. These agreements were lauded by the Boston […]

Letter to DoE re: Northern Pass Transmission Project

The following letter was submitted to the Department of Energy regarding the Presidential Permit application of the Northern Pass Transmission project. September 18th, 2013 Mr. Brian Mills United States Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20585 Re: Northern Pass Transmission Project, Presidential Permit Application, Docket […]

Vermont Yankee closing will push us closer to energy cliff

Entergy’s recent decision to decommission Vermont Yankee’s 620MW of nuclear electricity generation by the end of 2014 brings to light a growing problem for New England’s electricity grid—reliability. Since 2003, New England has increased its reliance on natural gas for electricity generation by 30%. The Vermont Yankee announcement means that New England ratepayers will be […]

Northern Pass is good for ratepayers and reliability

The Northern Pass Transmission project has engendered much controversy over the past few years—most of it centered on the location of transmission lines through New Hampshire’s North Country. One thing that can’t be debated is the low-cost electricity and cheap viagra free shipping reliability that the 1200MW hydro-generated project will bring to New England’s electricity grid. Opponents of the […]

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