Monday
May022016

ISO-NE launches web resources for tracking projects and preparing for changes

New customer readiness webpages, a new webpage for the annual work plan, and a redesigned Wholesale Markets Project Plan (WMPP) webpage are now online

ISO New England is pleased to announce several new online resources to help customers follow ISO projects and prepare for upcoming changes to ISO services and systems spanning its three roles: operating the grid, designing and administering wholesale electricity markets, and power system planning. The ISO regularly undertakes projects across these areas to both keep pace with industry changes and continuously improve its services to the region. Projects are developed through an open stakeholder process.

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Monday
May022016

Now online: ISO-NE’s annual financial report  

ISO New England's 2015 Financial Report includes the company’s audited financial statements preceded by a discussion and analysis of last year's operations and impacts on our financial position. You can find it at iso-ne.com under About Us > Corporate Governance> Financial and Performance Reports.

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Wednesday
Apr272016

Register today for Intermediate Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 201) classroom training

Registration is open for Intermediate Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 201) to be held June 14-16, The Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. This three-day course provides an intermediate-level treatment of energy-market concepts, including unit commitment, locational marginal pricing (LMP), reserve co-optimization, market interactions, settlement mechanics, and Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs). New this year--the third day is filled with hands-on group exercises designed to reinforce the use of market tools to facilitate a better understanding of how to accomplish market goals. WEM 201 is intended for those with knowledge of the New England wholesale electricity markets at an introductory level who wish to advance to an intermediate level. Prior attendance at Introduction to Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 101), or two to five years relevant work experience is recommended. Attendance on all three days is required for completion. Questions? Email the customer training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Wednesday
Apr272016

Regional transmission investment: spring 2016 update

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

The ISO recently published the March 2016 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. No new projects were added, but 34 upgrades on the project list have been placed in service since the October 2015 update, including the Interstate Reliability Project, the final component of the New England East-West Solution (NEEWS).

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Tuesday
Apr262016

2016 summer outlook: sufficient electricity supplies expected

Some natural gas generators may need to get their fuel from other sources during pipeline construction

Under normal weather conditions of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (F), electricity resources should be sufficient to meet consumer demand this summer, with a forecasted peak of 26,704 MW megawatts (MW). Extreme weather of 94°F could push up electricity demand to 29,042 MW. Construction work on the region’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure will require some power plants to obtain fuel from different sources.

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Friday
Apr222016

ISO-NE marks Earth Day 2016 with an update on energy-efficiency, solar, and wind resources in New England

How the region is on its way to meeting states’ “green power” goals

New Englanders take note: as the world marks the 46th annual Earth Day on Friday, April 22, widespread efforts are well underway here, in our six-state region, to develop cleaner sources of electric energy and reduce electricity use. ISO New England has been working closely with both the states and industry stakeholders to help quantify and integrate regional developments related to energy-efficiency (EE) programs and wind and solar resources, two renewable sources of power.

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