Thursday
Feb222018

Range of energy issues raised in New England governors’ 2018 opening addresses

In their 2018 opening addresses, the New England governors focused on a diverse set of energy-related topics, from vehicle emissions to offshore wind procurements, to jobs and resiliency, in addition to overall economic strength and community needs. The following is an overview of the major energy and economic themes arising in the early days of 2018.

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Thursday
Feb222018

Daylight Saving Time springs ahead soon

Daylight Saving Time takes effect on March 11, 2018. Market participants will need to make adjustments in working with market applications for that day.

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Thursday
Feb222018

ISO-NE announces key management changes in legal department

ISO New England announced that its vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Raymond W. Hepper, will retire on June 1, 2018. Long-time executive and current deputy general counsel and assistant secretary Maria Gulluni will replace Ray and become vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, taking on oversight of all legal matters for the company. View the press release.

Wednesday
Feb142018

ISO-NE publishes 2018 Regional Electricity Outlook 

ISO New England has published its 2018 Regional Electricity Outlook (REO), an annual report looking at the trends and challenges affecting New England’s power system, as well as the innovative solutions the ISO is pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. The report describes changes to the region’s electric grid over the past two decades, and how the ISO is working to keep New England on the cutting edge as the region’s electricity industry rapidly evolves towards a future of renewable and natural gas resources.

The 2018 REO, as well as webpages that highlight and expand on information and statistics in the report, are available at www.iso-ne.com/reo.

Friday
Feb092018

Power grid solutions needed: Worcester Business Journal publishes opinion piece by ISO-NE CEO

An opinion piece by Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England, appeared in the February 5 edition of the Worcester Business Journal. “Power grid solutions needed to avoid blackouts” discussed how New England’s power system managed during the recent cold snap, which saw bitter cold temperatures coupled with snowstorms. Though the ISO managed the power system reliably, the conditions drove up wholesale electricity prices, left the region at risk if a major power plant or transmission line went down, and highlighted a growing concern regarding fuel security. In the oped, van Welie discusses the ISO’s recently-released Operational Fuel-Security Analysis, which quantifies the risks posed to the regional grid when natural gas power plants – which produce nearly half of the electricity in New England – have difficulty accessing fuel.

Friday
Feb092018

Now online: Presentation and recording of FCM Delist webinar

The presentation and recording of the January 25, 2018, FCM Delist webinar are now available on the ISO New England website. This webinar provides market participants with information about the Internal Market Monitor's (IMM) delist cost review process as well as how to complete the IMM's published cost workbooks according to the current market rule. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.