Despite the hype about cheap gas, pipeline constraints are creating new risks. New England’s wholesale power prices ran three times as high this past February compared to the same month in 2012....
FERC mulls rival plans at the last minute, while on the West Coast, California gets into the game.
such criticisms, as shown by this deft rejoinder by its representative, Clinton Vince:
"Political bodies and consumer groups don't support LICAP, but I promise you they will not support blackouts either."
Yet, according to an analysis of the testimony in the LICAP case record, as conducted by a coalition that opposes LICAP and instead supports the NERAM alternative (including the Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine PUCs), the New England region for the past 40 years has not suffered a single blackout due to a lack of installed capacity.