2014/2015 winter outlook: sufficient power supplies expected, but natural gas pipeline constraints a concern
Winter Reliability Program in place to help improve grid reliability
The New England region should have sufficient resources in place this winter to meet consumer demand for electricity; however, insufficient pipeline capacity to meet power generators’ demand for natural gas continues to be a particular concern during the winter months. The retirement of several non-natural-gas-fired power plants since last winter also is a concern. To address potential fuel-availability issues and to help protect system reliability during the cold winter weeks, ISO New England has for a second year developed a Winter Reliability Program.