Eastern premiers and New England governors have wrapped up their meeting in St. John's, N.L., where they discussed energy demands, competing supply options and the need for carbon cuts.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the region has to find affordable electricity that will also curb climate change.
He says a lack of natural gas pipeline capacity during winter cold snaps has cost New England billions of dollars on the spot market for extra power.
Meanwhile, eastern provinces rich in hydroelectric, natural gas and other resources are anxious to make deals.
Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador in particular have hydro power they'd like to sell.
The next conference of regional leaders will take place next year in Massachusetts.