GRID: Massachusetts utility officials consider several proposals to spread out the cost of substation upgrades, but no solar projects larger than 15 kW can move forward in one part of the state until they decide. (Vxartnews)

ALSO: PJM Interconnection’s market monitor and a Maryland consumer advocate don’t want federal energy regulators to approve a $263 million compensation settlement for a coal-fired generator due to a reliability contract. (RTO Insider, subscription)

OFFSHORE WIND:

SOLAR:

  • Philadelphia’s municipal buildings are now operating on 30% renewable power following the completion of the 70 MW Adams Solar Project. (news release)
  • An energy developer attempts to assuage the concerns of Harrison, Connecticut, residents over plans to clear-cut 15 acres of wooded wetlands to install a solar array. (News 12 Connecticut)
  • An energy developer strikes a deal to sell the power from a 1.4 MW portfolio of solar facilities it will design, own and operate to the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus. (news release)
  • A New England discount retailer intends to quintuple the number of solar panels installed at over a dozen locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island by 2025. (PBN)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:

FINANCE:

  • The Massachusetts Community Climate Bank begins offering a consumer loan option to help homeowners decarbonize their homes, but only if those projects slash total energy demand by at least 20%. (Statehouse News Service)
  • New York City adopts a science-minded climate strategy already used in several major Asian and European cities to guide its budget spending decisions. (SI Advance)
  • At a Boston business event, Massachusetts’ governor talks up the $1.3 billion her administration plans to spend on climate tech investments over the next decade. (Boston Globe)

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Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.