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How is solar energy working in freezing northeast?

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A couple of months ago, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, announced rate increases of a “whopping” 37 percent over last year. Other regional utilities are expected to follow suit.
Why, when natural gas prices are at historic lows that have been predicted to lower electricity rates, is the northeast facing double-digit increases? Changes have been mandated, but the replacements aren’t ready yet.
Remember last winter’s polar vortex, when freezing weather crippled the northeast for days and put a tremendous strain on the electric supply?
Following the near crisis, utility executives were brought into Congress to explain the situation. They revealed that the northeast was one power plant away from a blackout.
Heading into this winter, New England has seen one big power plant close within the past year: Salem Harbor Power Station in Salem, Massachusetts — which went “dark” on June 1. Another major closure is scheduled within weeks: Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.


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