Norm Needleman

STATE SENATOR

Norm Needleman

DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

COMMON-SENSE SOLUTIONS

July 9, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe O’Leary | Joe.OLeary@cga.ct.gov | 508-479-4969

July 9, 2024

SENATE CHAIRS OF ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES ISSUE STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF TEN-STATE ENERGY COLLABORATION

 

Today, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex), the Senate Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee and State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford), the Senate Chair of the Transportation Committee and former chair of the Environmental Committee, issued a joint statement in support of the Northeast States Collaborative on Interregional Transmission, a ten-state pact announced today that will see states work together to increase energy flow and explore offshore wind infrastructure. The Collaborative, which was joined by Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, agreed on a memorandum of understanding to share information and work together on interregional transmission infrastructure.

“Today’s announcement is an incredible step forward for the entire Northeast United States and provides security and protection for Connecticut’s power grid through regional collaboration. It’s wonderful to know these ten states will work together to benefit clean energy adoption and make sure our region can face any challenges that lie ahead collectively. It will mean lower costs for consumers through larger purchasing power, while it will benefit our grid when it faces severe weather or periods of high use, like the heat waves we’ve faced this summer, or the growing consumer interest in electric vehicles. This Collaborative will also provide a better and more accessible market for offshore wind, with statewide interconnection helping to aid a transition away from fossil fuels in a more emphatic way. We can’t wait to see the future benefits of this hard work.”

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