GRID: Around 385,000 power outages are still being reported across the northeast mid-Atlantic states as heavy rain and wind continue to sweep the region, with another almost 43,000 reporting the same in New England. (PowerOutage.US, Asbury Park Press, Associated Press, Buffalo News, NHPR)

ALSO:

  • PJM Interconnection now expects the grid’s annual power demand growth through 2034 to be triple what it estimated last year, pointing to data centers and electrification. (Utility Dive)
  • Construction is underway at a 175 MW battery energy storage system that will be located just outside of Portland, Maine. (PV Magazine)
  • The New York Power Authority issues a request for information to find potential collaborators for renewable power and battery storage system development projects. (news release)

FOSSIL FUELS:

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:

  • Some Delaware Republicans file a legal complaint over a recent electric vehicle mandate approved by the state environmental agency, claiming officials needed to first complete an impact analysis on individuals and small businesses. (Delaware News Journal)
  • The school district serving Maryland’s Montgomery County will be able to purchase 50 new electric school buses with the help of a $4.7 million federal grant. (DCist)

POLICY:

SOLAR:

  • Some residents of Clifton Park, New York, say plans to build an almost 54-acre solar array adjacent to their homes would require access roads and power poles that would ruin their enjoyment of their properties. (Times Union)
  • A YMCA in Maryland’s Frederick County forecasts sizable savings on its utility bill after installing rooftop solar. (news release)

OFFSHORE WIND: Eversource Energy’s stock fell 7.75% yesterday after reporting the utility is writing down the value of its wind power investments by up to $1.6 billion as it negotiates a sale of those assets. (Boston Globe, Maritime Executive)

CLEAN ENERGY:

  • The New Jersey legislature passes bills to study the feasibility of large-scale geothermal heat pump systems, establish a clean energy electric vehicle charging depot program and require home sellers to reveal the status of their rooftop solar arrays. (RTO Insider, subscription)
  • A one-year contract from state energy officials will support the hiring of a clean tech “entrepreneur in residence” for the Central Maine Growth Council’s Dirigo Labs startup accelerator. (Mainebiz)

CLIMATE: A low-carbon cement production company spun off from Massachusetts Institute of Technology research signs a lease for a 16-acre site in Holyoke, Massachusetts. (Mass Live)

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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.