Cold forces PSNH to use aviation-fueled turbines
PSNH has never before been asked a day ahead of time by ISO New England to run the stand-alone units to supplement energy load, Murray said.
Murray said it speaks to the volatility of natural gas and that the region is overly dependent on natural gas.
It oversees wholesale electricity in the market and works to ensure constant availability of electricity.
Each unit generates enough energy to power about 15,000 homes.
In other energy news, PSNH is working on the proposed Northern Pass, a transmission line that would carry 1,200 megawatts from Hydro-Quebec into New Hampshire and the New England market.
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