Lamont talks grid reliability, offshore wind with DEEP staff

Part of a multi-agency review during his first weeks in office, Lamont said the tour gave him a fuller perspective of DEEP’s duties, which range from land and permit issues, natural gas pipelines, wastewater management, forest protection, lifeguard recruitment and training, renewable energy procurement and helping to ensure the New England power grid remains reliable. Lamont posed a question to regulators following mentions of Millstone Power Station’s previous hints of early retirement — a prospect experts at ISO New England in 2016 said would spark frequent and lengthy rolling blackouts.

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