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A Fight for Transparency At New England’s Powerful Energy Industry Group

New England Power Pool members meet to debate energy market reforms, in photos from the organization's 2018 annual report. Photo courtesy of NEPOOL

New England Power Pool members meet to debate energy market reforms, in photos from the organization’s 2018 annual report. Photo courtesy of NEPOOL

Energy can be tough to understand. When we flip a light switch, we know the lights should come on. But we might not know where that power came from – or why it costs what it costs.

In New England, much of those costs are controlled by a select group of stakeholders – called the New England Power Pool, or NEPOOL.

NEPOOL is now facing criticism for a lack of transparency, and for decisions that could be raising the already high cost of energy in the region.

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