Utilities Sign New Power Contracts

Three Vermont power companies have signed contracts for electricity that would supplement or replace their existing deals with Vermont Yankee and Hydro-Quebec. Under the new contracts, a lot of the power would come from wind and hydroelectric projects.

Experts see more wind power, transmission lines

New England’s governors have endorsed a plan calling for up to a third of the region’s electric power to come from wind by 2030, with a big new network of high-voltage transmission lines to move the energy from source to market.