Terry Cronin

Terry Cronin

Terry Cronin lives with his wife in Hopkinton. He has been writing about New Hampshire utilities, their regulation, and their politics for 10 years. For recreation he walks the woodlands and hikes the hills and White Mountains of the Granite State.

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‘Customers don’t exist to support transmission projects’ – but in New England they do

By: - October 26, 2023

Given the jurisdiction and power of states’ authority over electricity markets, why does their oversight of transmission projects lack regulatory vim? In June, UtilityDive published a column titled “When it comes to transmission, customers must come first.” Tony Clark, a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North Dakota Public Service Commission member, wrote the […]

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A jarring repeal effort and how it might affect utility ratepayers

By: - May 30, 2023

When I first heard of the proposed repeal of the law that requires utilities to integrate their resource planning to protect consumers from unnecessary risks and costs of infrastructure projects, it struck me as an odd, alarming antic. It’s House Bill 281. What’s alarming about the repeal is that we will lose the upfront planning […]

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Soaring electric bills, market uncertainty add to stress for residential ratepayers

By: - February 14, 2023

In January, the live wire of energy market volatility loomed over the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee hearings on New Hampshire’s electricity markets. The sessions were intended for committee members to meet or reacquaint themselves with our state’s and region’s electric policy “stakeholders.” Personnel from every relevant government department, agency, commission, office, and company, […]