Monday
Oct202014

Market participants can test download capability for day-ahead market results in hourly offers sandbox this week

This week, market participants will be able to test their systems’ capability to download Day-Ahead Energy Market results in the eMarket sandbox for the Energy Market Offer Flexibility project.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Seats remain for WEM 201; sign up by October 20

The last of our 2014 market training classes is just around the corner. A few seats remain for the upcoming Intermediate Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 201) classroom training on November 3-5, 2014. Please register no later than Monday, October 20.

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Friday
Oct102014

ISO-NE submits final comments to US Department of Energy on the Quadrennial Energy Review

Public comment period on the QER closes October 10

Continuing ISO New England’s ongoing engagement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) throughout the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) stakeholder process, on October 10, ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie submitted final comments to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz on the challenges facing New England’s power system.

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Friday
Oct102014

Generator Information System cost-exemption requests and renewals for 2015 due by November 17

It’s that time of year again for owners of Generation Information System (GIS) Load Assets to request or renew exemptions from GIS Costs charges for the coming year. To request or renew an exemption for 2015 charges, Lead Load Asset Owners must submit a certification or opinion letter along with the GIS Exemption Request Formto GIS@iso-ne.comby close of business on November 17, 2014.

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Monday
Oct062014

Consumer Liaison Group discussed New England's energy future, natural gas pipeline at Q3 meeting

On September 24, the Consumer Liaison Group met in Westborough, Massachusetts to discuss the need for additional natural gas pipeline and electric transmission infrastructure in the region. The meeting began with keynote speaker Paul Hibbard, Vice President of Analysis Group (pictured left), who discussed New England’s energy future, and specifically the interplay of markets, gas/electric infrastructure, and public policy. Hibbard noted that while the ISO has made market rule changes to address resource performance and gas/electric interdependency issues, the market may not solve the region’s need for additional pipeline capacity.

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Mild summer weather leads to lower energy use and peak demand in New England

Moderate temperatures and no heat waves in New England this summer drove down power use and peak demand to their lowest levels in several years. The six states collectively consumed about 33,821 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity during the months of June, July, and August, which is just slightly above the amount of energy consumed during the summer of 2009, at 33,808 GWh, and less than every other summer since 2000. Peak demand, which refers to the highest amount of power used in a single hour, topped out at 24,409 megawatts (MW) on July 2—the last time summer peak demand was lower was in 2004, when demand peaked at 24,116 MW on August 30, 2004.

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