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Sunrise Wind, Empire Wind Tapped for New OSW Contracts

Two major New York offshore wind projects are getting back on track, with more-lucrative contract awards to replace their existing deals with the state.

Bill to Link Wash. Cap-and-trade with Calif.-Quebec Passes Both Houses
Washington’s Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow the state’s cap-and-trade program to link up with the system shared by California and Quebec.
Groups Ask Montana PSC to Consider Climate Impacts in Rulemakings
More than 40 Montana organizations petitioned the state’s Public Service Commission to consider climate impacts when issuing utility rulemakings.
AEU Grades ISO/RTO Queues as Order 2023 is Implemented
Advanced Energy United has released a scorecard that ranks the seven domestic ISO/RTOs on their generator interconnection processes, finding room for improvement in every one.
West Coast OSW Will Require Robust Supply Chain
The floating offshore wind projects envisioned for the West Coast will require a much more robust supply chain and system of ports, according to industry officials speaking at Oceantic Network’s Floating Offshore Wind Port and Vessel Summit.
Québec, New England See Shifting Role for Canadian Hydropower
With the days of endless cheap hydropower in Québec coming to an end, and the Northeastern U.S. hoping to rapidly scale up intermittent renewables, the two regions may be forced to fundamentally reconsider the role of hydropower on the grid. 
Insurer: Majority of BESS Failures are in First Two Years
A new report indicates battery energy storage system failures are ramping up with the spread of the technology, and most often occur in new systems. 
Dominion Sells 50% of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind to Stonepeak
Dominion Energy reported earnings of $2 billion in 2023 and announced that it has closed on an equity partner for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. 
Avangrid Avoids Major Offshore Wind Losses
Avangrid reported a year-over-year decrease in income but said a timely pause in its offshore wind projects saved it from write-offs that could have run into the billions.
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