Eversource C.E.O. “deeply concerned” about region’s winter power capacity

New England may not have enough power if a severe cold spell hits this winter, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eversource Energy warned in a letter to President Joe Biden. “I write to you today to ask for your Administration’s leadership again to swiftly address the growing concerns about winter electric reliability in New England,” wrote Joseph R. Nolan, Jr. “As both an energy company CEO and a lifelong New Englander, I am deeply concerned about the potentially severe impact a winter energy shortfall would have on the people and businesses of this region.” He added that both the region’s electricity grid operator and the federal Energy Regulatory Commission worry New England won’t have enough natural gas to meet power needs during a stretch of bitter cold weather.
Nolan mentioned several emergency authorities the federal government has at its disposal, including the Federal Power Act, the Jones Act, the Natural Gas Policy Act, and the Defense Production Act as potential tools to help.


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