Energy

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The Shinnecock Indian Nation has agreed to allow PSEG Long Island to run a power cable under tribal land that will increase energy reliability to the region.

The project is part of a $500 million South Fork grid upgrade that’s trying to meet a growing demand for energy.

Part of the cable agreement will require PSEG to pay the Shinnecock tribe $500,000 and an option to extend the agreement for 60 years.

Jessica Hill / AP

Public utilities regulators in Connecticut want the state's two largest electricity providers to reduce the number of winter shut-offs for households that can’t pay their bills.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is responding to an increase in shutoffs over the past few years. 

PURA asked Eversource and United Illuminating to prepare a script that call centers would use when talking to customers to determine and recognize hardship eligibility. 

The board also asked power companies to prepare straightforward explanations on hardship criteria.

Courtesy of Deepwater Wind South Fork Wind Farm / Facebook

The town of East Hampton is close to reaching an agreement with developers to bring an offshore wind farm cable to shore in eastern Long Island. The deal would also help pay for $8.5 million worth of improvements in town.

Peter Dejong / AP

Governor Ned Lamont has reaffirmed his goal for a carbon-free electric grid in Connecticut by 2040.

Michael Dwyer / AP

Connecticut has chosen a Massachusetts-based company called Vineyard Wind to bring more than 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy to the state.

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