AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The six New England governors have agreed to work together to develop a regional energy strategy aimed at lowering costs and boosting reliability and efficiency.
In the statement signed Thursday, the governors say it’s necessary invest in things like natural gas pipelines and electric transmission together as the region’s systems have become increasingly interdependent.
The governors say they’re going to develop a regional energy infrastructure initiative to diversify New England’s energy resources and create a multi-state strategy for bringing more affordable, cleaner and reliable power to ratepayers.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says in a statement that the governors must collectively invest in infrastructure to take advantage of competitively priced natural gas and hydropower throughout the region to make its energy costs more competitive.