Financial assurance for the Forward Capacity Market web-based training

This web-based training provides an introduction to financial assurance (FA) changes occurring with Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources and FA requirements for annual reconfiguration transactions. Topics include: existing non-commercial capacity FA requirement, calculating FA requirements for transferring capacity supply obligations in the reconfiguration auction or CSO bilateral, and determining FCM capacity charge requirements. Internet Explorer or Firefox should be used to view this training. Email the training team with questions at


NEWIEE Western New England Chapter explores MGM Springfield’s sustainability practices

On May 16, the Western New England Chapter of New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) hosted a tour at MGM Springfield’s resort and casino to learn about the company’s sustainability practices. Attendees from ISO New England, Tighe & Bond, GZA, and Exponent were led through the facility, the first gaming site in the world to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, the highest rating the Green Building Council awards for new construction projects.

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Upcoming webinar: Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum

Registration is open for the Q2 Settlements Forum webinar that will be held on June 6, 2019, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. This webinar presents information on ISO New England settlements and billing including the following topics: Financial Transmission RightsBalance of Planning Period Update and External TransactionsSubmittal Platform Changes. Questions? Email the training team at

Upcoming webinar: New England External Transaction Tool Web Services Changes

Registration is open for the webinar, New England External Transaction Tool Web Services Changes that will be held on June 5, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Enhanced Energy Scheduling (EES), the current external transaction software, is being replaced with the New England External Transaction Tool (NEXTT). This webinar will review the redesigned web services and the business rule changes associated with NEXTT that impact the submittal and evaluation of external transactions. Users need to understand these business rule changes before writing custom software to build the files that will be submitted via web services. Email the training team with questions at


ISO-NE expects sufficient power supplies this summer

New England is expected to have sufficient resources to meet peak consumer demand for electricity this summer under both typical and extreme weather conditions.

ISO New England prepares short-term forecasts for the summer and winter seasons, taking into account estimated contributions from all resources, including those with and without an obligation through the capacity market to supply electricity; unplanned resource outages; imports from neighboring regions; and resource additions and retirements. These estimates help inform ISO New England’s planning on how to operate the grid during the upcoming peak season.

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UConn engineering students conduct senior design project at ISO New England

During the 2018–2019 academic year, ISO New England partnered with the University of Connecticut (UConn) to sponsor an electrical engineering Senior Design Project. This project, for which three students received class credit, took place over eight months spread across two semesters.

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