Updating Our Electricity Grid
Our electricity grid was designed over 100 years ago. Times have changed. Today, clean, renewable energy can be harnessed right where we live, so electricity doesn’t have to come from polluting power plants miles away. But we have to modernize our grid to take advantage of it.
CLF in Action
CLF is tackling grid modernization in New England from all angles. We’re pushing to update old pole-and-wire systems to better incorporate local solar and wind energy. We’re urging incentives for utilities to add smart meters to improve communication between the electrical system and homes and businesses. And we’re working with the state agencies that oversee our public utilities throughout New England to change energy policies to better reflect 21st-century technology and needs.
Implementing smart policies — and allowing much-needed innovation within this industry — will save families and businesses money on their electricity.