Grid operator urges Congress not to block wind farm proposal

The organization that manages the New England power grid is urging Congress not to block a wind farm proposed off the coast of the Cape and Islands, saying the region is in urgent need of new sources of energy.

Independent System Operator New England, a Holyoke-based nonprofit that runs the six-state power grid and oversees New England's wholesale electric markets, wrote a letter that also warned of a ''perilous overreliance on natural gas as the primary fuel for power generation," and said the region needs to diversify its sources of power generation.

Read the article in the Boston Globe

See the ISO-NE letter here (pdf)