Ticker: the NE grid operator expects sufficient electricity this summer; The partnership with the federal government on the Hynes Vax site ends
The New England utility operator says there should be enough electricity for people to run their air conditioners this summer.
ISO New England on Monday projected an adequate supply to electricity consumers in the region under average and above average conditions.
Officials have warned that there is always a risk of unexpected events like wildfires in California or the extreme cold of last winter in Texas.
“Events in other parts of the country have shown how quickly the unexpected can become reality,” said Vamsi Chadalavada, CEO of ISO New England.
Federal government ends partnership on Hynes Vax site
After almost two months, the federal partnership that brought teams from the Federal Emergency Management and Management Agency and the Department of Defense to the Hynes Convention Center to help vaccinate Bay Staters ended on Sunday.
While federal aid and the 6,000 extra doses per day provided with the partnership since March 31 are a thing of the past, the state-run Hynes vaccination site will continue to operate until June under CIC Health, the center for state COVID-19 command. mentionned. During its operation, the partnership was responsible for providing more than 310,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Staffing the Community Immunization Center in Hynes with staff from DOD and FEMA has enabled the Commonwealth to bring the vaccine to some of the most affected communities,” said Paul Ford, Acting Regional Administrator for the Region 1 and Federal Coordinator for New England.