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Electric vehicles, heat pumps driving up electricity demand in Maine

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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May 17—New England's grid operator is expecting Maine's electricity use to soar in the coming decade to power heat pumps and a growing number of electric vehicles, despite the state's rejection of policies calling for broader EV use. Maine is expected to maintain its position as a leader in electric heat pump installations. The state is forecast to consume more electricity for heat pumps in 2033 than any other New England state except Massachusetts, according to ISO-New England's 2024-2033 Forecast Report of Capacity, Energy, Loads and Transmission. As a result,...

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