States raise Exelon market power concerns over Mystic cost recovery proposal at FERC

Utility Dive: Debate over the Mystic plant illustrates how pipeline constraints in New England are pushing the region into unconventional solutions to preserve power reliability in winter.

Earlier this year, ISO-New England asked FERC to approve cost recovery for the Mystic plant, which would in turn support the continued operation of the Everett liquified natural gas import facility, which supplies it with fuel.

If Mystic and the Everett LNG facility shut down, ISO-NE predicted that it could see reliability problems in winter, when natural gas supplied by pipelines is diverted for home heating.

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