Tuesday
Oct162018

Generator Information System cost-exemption requests and renewals for 2019 due by November 19

Load assets lose their Generation Information System (GIS) exempt status at the end of year, thus, it’s that time of year again for owners or account holders of GIS Load Assets to request or renew exemptions from GIS Costs charges for the coming year. To request or renew an exemption for 2019 charges, Lead Asset Owners must complete the GIS Exemption Form and send to GIS@iso-ne.com by close of business on November 19, 2018.

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Thursday
Oct112018

Summer 2018: Air conditioners get a workout 

Operating the region’s power system changes with the seasons. New England is a summer-peaking system, but summer 2018 was marked by spells of hot and humid weather that drove consumer demand to peaks not seen in years and tested power system operations. Reliable grid operations were maintained throughout a summer that was bookended by holiday weather events: a heat wave in early July and an extremely hot and sticky Labor Day weekend.

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Thursday
Oct042018

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative completes report on the state of the Eastern Interconnection

The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) has issued a report on the State of the Eastern Interconnection, the collection of power systems serving two-thirds of the US and Canada. The report describes the extensive coordinated planning undertaken by the collaborative’s 20 major transmission Planning Coordinators since 2009 to maintain the reliability of the bulk power grid throughout the Eastern Interconnection. Read the press release.

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Monday
Oct012018

ISO-NE speaks to veterans on regional fuel-security challenges; helping solve energy challenges can provide mission-driven service for vets

On September 27, Norm Sproehnle, ISO New England Manager of Outage Coordination and U.S. Navy veteran, discussed New England’s Fuel Security Challenge with approximately 25 people at the 2018 Veteran's Energy Seminar, held at Boston University. According to their website, “the Veteran's Energy Seminar is designed to inspire veterans to use their technical skills and knowledge to continue service to the country after they leave the military in a way that positively impacts our national security. The program is based on training by the U.S. Department of State which introduces Foreign Service Officers to the fundamentals of energy fuels, markets, and regional conflict.

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Monday
Oct012018

September Consumer Liaison Group discussed electrification of heating sector and consumer choices

The third quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG), held in Connecticut on September 20, featured opening remarks by Robert Klee, Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, an update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion addressing Electrification of the Heating Sector: Exploring Consumer Choices.

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Monday
Oct012018

Upcoming webinar: Forward Capacity Market Reconfiguration Auctions

Registration is open for the webinar, Forward Capacity Market Reconfiguration Auctions, that will be held on October 17, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will provide a review of the qualification and submission processes as well as the schedule for the third annual reconfiguration auction and associated bilateral period for 2019-2020 Capacity Commitment Period. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.