Key Facts
New England's Power System and Wholesale
Electricity Market
Click the states on the map below to view the individual state profiles or view the profile for the entire New England region [PDF]. You may also view the New England Geographic Transmission Map Through 2023 [PDF] (published 2013).
  • 6.5 million households and businesses;
    population 14 million
  • All-time peak demand of 28,130 megawatts,
    set on August 2, 2006
  • Approximately 350 generators
  • Approximately 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity
  • About 2,000 megawatts of demand resources
  • Over 8,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines
  • 13 interconnections to electricity systems
    in New York and Canada
  • Approximately $6 billion in transmission investment since 2002;
    another $5 billion planned over next 4 years
  • More than 500 buyers and sellers in the wholesale electricity marketplace
  • $9.2 billion traded in wholesale electricity markets in 2013
    ($8 billion traded in energy markets; $1.2 billion traded in capacity and ancillary services markets)
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