Dan Dolan, president of the New England Power Generators Association, says the region has a problem: “It’s really hard to be half pregnant, but we’re trying.”
The problem: We’re creating a hybrid power grid, an electric-generating network that runs on a changing combination of fuels and technologies. He says the system is more complex and less predictable than the grid we had just a few years ago.
Dolan’s association represents 90% of electric generators in the region. They use nuclear, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar and waste to produce electricity.