Upcoming webinar: Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum

Registration is open for the Q4 Settlements Forum webinar that will be held on December 6, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. The webinar presents information on ISO New England settlements and billing, including the following topics: energy storage devices, capacity supply obligation (CSO) cover changes, and Forward Capacity Market (FCM) substitution auction. Questions? Email the training team at

Now online: FCM 101 training materials

The training materials from Forward Capacity Market 101 (FCM 101) conducted on October 22-25, 2018, are now posted to the ISO New England website. To receive training information and updates, subscribe to ISO New England’s ISO Training mailing list. Email the training team with questions at


Save the Date: Next CLG meeting set for Dec. 6 in Boston

The next meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) will be held on December 6 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The topic will be, “The Evolving Markets: How Fuel Security is Changing the Wholesale Electricity Markets and What That Means for Your Bottom Line." For more information on the CLG, please visit the CLG webpage.



ISO-NE is implementing near-term changes in both operations and markets to help address the risk of winter energy shortages

Coming soon: New estimates of the region’s fuel inventories and the cost of preserving fuel for times when it’s needed most

ISO New England’s efforts to address the region’s growing fuel security risks are continuing with two new initiatives to be deployed before winter 2018/2019 begins. One will forecast the region’s available energy supplies for the next 21 days, and the other will provide a market mechanism that will help ensure that limited fuel supplies are used when they are most valuable for system reliability and cost-effectiveness.

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Reminder to market participants: Meeting cancellation procedure for inclement weather

Winter is fast approaching!

Here's a reminder of how to find out whether Markets, Reliability, Transmission, and Planning Advisory Committee meetings are cancelled due to inclement weather:

  • Call the ISO’s meeting cancellation number: (413) 535-4044. For inclement weather, the message will be updated by 3:30 p.m. the day before the scheduled meeting
  • Check your email—a message will be sent to committee email list subscribers
  • Check for notices in the calendar.
  • Call Customer Support at (413) 540-4220.
  • Download the Meeting Cancellation Procedure

Regional transmission investment: Fall 2018 update

787 projects put into service since 2002 to fortify New England’s transmission system

The ISO recently published the October 2018 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. Since the June 2018 update, 12 upgrades were placed in service, two new projects were added, and the cost estimate of one major reliability project decreased $29.8 million. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 787 project components representing an investment of $10.7 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

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