BY M.J. BRADLEY & ASSOCIATES | OCTOBER 2016
The Northeast states are at the vanguard of changes transforming the way electricity is produced and delivered in the U.S. The report, Power Switch, and its companion video, by M.J. Bradley & Associates, explores the trends reshaping the Northeast electric power markets, as well as future challenges and opportunities for states in the region.
Advancements in technology combined with low gas prices and policy changes have and will continue to create significant changes within the electric power markets. In New York and New England, for example, coal-fired generation has declined by more than 80% since 2005. The Northeast states have been successful in cutting carbon pollution from the electric sector while growing their economies. Now these states are eyeing economy wide reductions, requiring more policy innovation and clean energy investment. The future of the electric system will include more interconnected devices, more intermittent renewables, and a smarter, nimbler, more distributed grid.
In this report and companion video, M.J Bradley & Associates, a premiere expert research firm, captures the disruptive power of technology and policy innovation and lays out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the Northeast states.