Monday
Aug222016

Requests to participate in 2016/2017 Winter Reliability Program due October 1

Market participants: Requests to participate in the Oil Program, LNG Program, or Demand Response Program are due to ISO New England Customer Service by October 1, 2016. 

Read FERC approves reliability program for winters 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018 to learn more about the Winter Reliability Program and why the ISO is implementing these programs for the coming three winters.

See the Winter Program Payment Rate page for details on payment rates.

Friday
Aug192016

Wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, July 2016

July’s average price of electricity rose on higher natural gas prices and higher demand

July’s average monthly power price of $29.33 per megawatt-hour (MWh)* was up 15.5% from the July 2015 average price of $25.40/MWh and 38.1% higher than the June 2016 average price of $21.24/MWh.

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Monday
Aug012016

FERC approves change to five-minute settlement of real-time markets

Aligning the financial settlement interval with the real-time pricing interval will bolster incentives for resources to respond to ISO dispatch instructions

On June 2, ISO New England, joined by the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to change the interval at which the ISO settles the real-time energy and reserves markets from every hour to every five minutes. FERC accepted the proposal on July 26; the ISO will implement the new settlement interval in March 2017.

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Thursday
Jul282016

New resource retirement rules in effect for region’s capacity market

July 28 update to article originally posted April 14: Information added below on the materiality threshold accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 27, plus a link added to FCM Participation Guide instructions on submitting retirement delist bids.

On April 12, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accepted ISO New England’s proposed changes to the way power resources can exit the Forward Capacity Market. (Read the FERC order.) These ISO retirement reforms will improve the economic efficiency of the capacity market and further reduce the potential for market power issues. The changes are effective March 1 so they apply to the next Forward Capacity Auction (FCA) to be held February 2017.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Register today for the Q3 Settlements Issues Forum webinar

Registration is open for the Q3 Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum webinar that will be held on September 8, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This quarterly webinar will include information on upcoming changes affecting ISO New England settlements and billing, and is open to interested market participants. Topics include subhourly settlements, fast start pricing and dispatch, dispatchable-asset-related demand (DARD) pump parameter changes, divisional accounting update, and ISO New England website. Questions? Email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Monday
Jul182016

Wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, June 2016

June’s average price of electricity was the third-lowest since 2003

June’s low average monthly power price of $21.24 per megawatt-hour (MWh)* was the third-lowest price since 2003, edging out May, which held the third-lowest spot for only a month. The average monthly price of natural gas in New England was the sixth-lowest of any month since 2003, when New England’s current wholesale electricity markets were launched. Total energy consumption during June was at the second-lowest level of any June since 2000, likely due to continued mild weather.

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