Thursday
May172018

ISO-NE’s wholesale electricity and capacity markets were competitive in 2017

The 2017 Annual Markets Report, issued by the Internal Market Monitor at ISO New England, concluded that the region’s wholesale power markets were competitive in 2017. The report notes that the total cost of wholesale electricity markets was $9.1 billion in 2017, which represents an increase of about 20% over 2016’s record-low costs. Energy costs made up $4.5 billion of the total, with both capacity costs and regional network load costs at $2.2 billion in 2017. The costs for reliability services such as operating reserve, regulation, and net commitment period compensation, totaled about $200 million.

Thursday
May172018

Register today! Next Consumer Liaison Group meeting set for June 14 in Massachusetts

The next meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) will be held on June 14 at the  DoubleTree Westborough Hotel in Westborough, Mass. The topic will be, “Transitioning from Energy Efficiency to the Efficient Use of Energy–What Does it Mean for Consumers?" Panelists will include: Sue Coakley, Executive Director, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships; Brett Feldman, Principal Research Analyst – Energy, Navigant Research; and Wendy O’Malley, VP PACE Program Manager, MassDevelopment. Register today!

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Wednesday
May162018

Upcoming webinar: Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum

Registration is open for the Quarterly Settlements Forum webinar that will be held on June 7, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. The webinar presents information on ISO New England settlements and billing, including the following topics: brief recap of June 1, 2018, market changes; day-ahead external transaction offer flexibility. Questions? Email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.
Tuesday
May082018

2018 forecast of capacity, energy, loads, and transmission is published by ISO-NE

Energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly over the next 10 years

On April 30, 2018, ISO New England published the 2018-2027 Forecast Report of Capacity, Energy, Loads, and Transmission (CELT). The report is a primary source for assumptions used in ISO system planning and reliability studies. It provides a snapshot of the New England power system, including:

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Tuesday
May082018

NYISO, PJM, and ISO New England interregional committee releases 2017 Northeast Coordinated System Plan

No new needs identified for interregional transmission projects

The interconnections between neighboring electric power systems allow for the exchange of electric energy and capacity, facilitating access to a wider diversity of resources and the more economic trading of energy. Identifying the need for interregional transmission projects and regional system reinforcements, quantifying their possible benefits and other impacts, and resolving planning issues with potential cross-border effects can enhance the reliability and efficiency of the power system overall. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), ISO New England (ISO-NE), and PJM (i.e., the Regional Transmission Organization [RTO] for all or parts of 13 eastern and Midwestern states and the District of Columbia) work collaboratively to coordinate the planning of their interconnected systems. On April 24, 2018, the ISO/RTOs released the 2017 Northeast Coordinated System Plan (NCSP17), which summarizes the group’s 2016 and 2017 interregional planning efforts.

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Thursday
May032018

Winter 2018 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during December 2017 and January and February 2018

The Winter 2018 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for the three-month period from December 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.

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