Thursday
Apr192018

Earth Day 2018: Setting regional solar and wind power records in New England

This Earth Day (Sunday, April 22)—or any day—you can learn about the role that renewables and other clean-energy resources are playing in the region by visiting ISO New England’s Key Grid and Market Stats and Grid in Transition webpages. Following are some snapshots of where the region stands, with links to learn more.

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Wednesday
Apr112018

Upcoming webinar: PRD–Real-Time Operational Expectations

Registration is open for the webinar, PRD–Real-Time Operational Expectations that will be held on May 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This webinar will focus on real-time operational expectations for demand response resources (DRRs) and demand designated entity (DDE) staff under price-responsive demand (PRD) effective on June 1, 2018.  Topics include expectations for (1) response to normal and emergency dispatch instructions, (2) DRR real-time re-submittals, and (3) communications with ISO New England system operators.  The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period with representatives of ISO New England System Operations staff. Questions will be limited to those relating to real-time operational expectations. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Friday
Apr062018

Register today: FCM capacity qualification webinars for DR, Gen, and Imports

FCM New Capacity Qualification for Demand Resources
May 1, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This webinar will review the requirements associated with the submittal of the new capacity qualification package for demand resource projects requesting participation in the Forward Capacity Auction for the 2022-2023 Capacity Commitment Period (FCA #13).

FCM New Capacity Qualification for Generation and Imports

May 1, 2017 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
This webinar will review the requirements associated with the submittal of the new capacity qualification package for generating and import capacity resource projects requesting participation in the Forward Capacity Auction for the 2022-2023 Capacity Commitment Period (FCA #13). It will also include a segment on import capacity resources with Elective Transmission Upgrades (ETU).

Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Friday
Apr062018

Now online: Presentations and recordings of webinars on Price-Responsive Demand, plus video

Webinar: Demand Response Registration (for dispatchable DR)
This webinar provides an overview of tasks that market participants registering demand response assets and demand response resources need to perform in the Customer Asset Management System (CAMS) as a result of the full integration of PRD effective June 1, 2018.

Webinar: Demand Response Auditing (for dispatchable DR)
This webinar provides an overview of the changes to auditing demand response resources with full integration of PRD.

Webinar: Passive Demand Resource Registration and Auditing (for DR such as energy efficiency, load management, and distributed generation)
This webinar provides a description of registration and auditing changes that market participants with on-peak and seasonal peak demand resources need to know as a result of PRD and pay-for-performance (PFP) changes effective June 1, 2018.

Video: Demand Resources: Energy Market Offers & Asset Management **NEW**
This 48-minute video presentation provides a demonstration of tasks in eMarket and CAMS that demand resource operators will need to perform on a regular basis with the implementation of PRD.

See also the Price-Responsive Demand Project Customer Readiness webpage. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Thursday
Mar292018

Draft load forecast indicates energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly over the next 10 years

ISO New England develops an annual projection of how much electricity the region will use every year for the next 10 years, as well as how high demand will peak during each of those years. The 10-year forecast is a key system planning tool, helping ensure New England has an adequate supply of resources to meet future demand and a transmission system that can do the job of carrying power to residents and businesses.

The draft long-term forecast for 2018 to 2027 projects that energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly in New England over the 10-year period. The primary factors are continuing installation of energy-efficiency measures and behind-the-meter photovoltaic (BTM PV) arrays throughout the region.

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Thursday
Mar292018

Regional transmission investment: Spring 2018 update

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

The ISO recently published the March 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 October 2017 update, 22 upgrades were placed in service and no new projects were added. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 768 project components representing an investment of $10.4 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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