Tuesday
Aug222017

Vermont Governor Phil Scott will be special guest speaker at Consumer Liaison Group meeting on September 7

The next meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) will be held on September 7 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, VT. The topic will be, “New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where are We?” Panelists will include: Jason Marshall, General Counsel, New England States Committee on Electricity; Mary Ellen Paravalos, Vice President, ISO, Siting & Compliance, Eversource Energy; and Colin Owyang, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Vermont Electric Power Company. Register today!

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Tuesday
Aug222017

New England power grid operations during August 21 partial eclipse 

Three factors tempered the effect of the eclipse on electricity demand and PV output

New England was partially under the shadow of the moon on August 21 between about 1:20 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The region reached peak obscuration at 2:44 p.m., when about 65% of the sun was blocked. The ISO was prepared for a drop in output from the region’s 2,000 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and subsequent rise in electricity demand on the grid. The vast majority of New England’s solar power comes from small-scale, distributed systems connected directly to homes and businesses or to local utilities—and not to the regional power system. These systems reduce the amount of electricity demand system operators see on the grid when the sun is up; conversely electricity demand on the grid is higher when these systems aren't operating.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Requests to participate in 2017/2018 Winter Reliability Program due October 1

Market participants: Requests to participate in the Oil Program, LNG Program, or Demand Response Program are due to ISO New England Customer Service by October 1, 2017. 

Read FERC approves reliability program for winters 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018 to learn more about the Winter Reliability Program and why the ISO is implementing these programs for the coming three winters.

See the Winter Program Payment Rate page for details on payment rates.

Wednesday
Aug162017

Register today for the Q3 Settlements Issues Forum webinar

Registration is open for the Q3 Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum webinar that will be held on September 7, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This quarterly webinar will include information on upcoming changes affecting ISO New England settlements and billing, and is open to interested market participants. Main topics for this session are subhourly settlement of the Regulation Market, price responsive demand, and pay for performance in the Forward Capacity Market. Questions? Email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

 

Thursday
Aug032017

ISO, NEPOOL make joint filing regarding full integration of demand response

On July 27, the ISO, joined by the New England Power Pool Participants Committee, jointly submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) revisions to Market Rule 1 to fully integrate demand response into New England’s wholesale electricity markets on June 1, 2018. This filing represents the latest, and final, in a series of filings that began with the ISO’s Order No. 745 compliance filing.  

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Thursday
Aug032017

Former administrator of US EPA Gina McCarthy to keynote RSP Public Meeting on September 14

ISO New England’s public forum on the draft 2017 Regional System Plan (RSP) will take place at the Seaport Boston Hotel on September 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advanced registration is required; preliminary agenda is below.

The RSP forecasts New England’s electricity needs over the next 10 years and describes how the region’s power system can continue to meet those needs. The plan includes forecasts of demand, the development of resources needed to meet demand and replace retired resources, transmission upgrades needed for reliability, and strategic issues facing the region’s power grid. The ISO develops the plan through a collaborative process involving New England state regulators and policymakers, companies doing business in the wholesale electricity marketplace, consumer organizations, and other interested stakeholders. The final 2017 Regional System Plan will be issued later in the fall.

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