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New England Transmission Debated As Generation Additions Continue

New England's policies supporting building increased renewable generation is underpinning pressure to invest in new transmission infrastructure in the region, with advocates for new power lines saying the projects will boost employment and alleviate existing high regional electricity costs.

Each of the six states in the New England region has "some form" of renewable energy portfolio standard, the organizers [Americans for a Clean Energy Grid] of the New England Clean Energy Transmission Summit held this week in Boston, said. Those state policies align with federal policies that enable strategic planning and cost-allocation of new transmission ensuring renewable generation access to power markets.

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