Wednesday
Jan282015

Regional air emissions: significant long-term reductions, with slight uptick in 2013

Since 2001, SO2 down 91%, NOx down 66%, CO2 down 23%

For over a decade, a shifting fuel mix and emission controls on fossil-fuel-fired power plants have created significant overall reductions in New England’s generator air emissions. However, some numbers rose slightly in 2013, as higher-emitting units were needed more often to serve weather-related peak demand and make up for decreased natural gas-fired generation.

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Webinar: Q1 Settlements Issues Forum

ISO New England’s Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum for first quarter 2015 will be held March 12, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The web conference covers upcoming changes affecting settlements and billing and is open to interested market participants. Register today.

If you have any questions, please email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Wednesday
Jan282015

Now online: Recording of Show of Interest training for FCA #10 webinar

Recordings are now online of two web conferences ISO New England hosted January 21 and 22 to inform prospective project sponsors and market participants about the requirements and submittal process for the Show of Interest (SOI) application for the tenth Forward Capacity Auction (FCA 2019–20) to be held in February 2016. 

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Monday
Jan262015

ISO-NE prepares to operate the grid through winter storm conditions

ISO New England is monitoring Winter Storm Juno and its severity and is preparing to operate the grid through winter storm conditions. In preparation of the storm, the ISO has been in contact with the National Weather Service, Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Local Control Centers and transmission owners, neighboring control areas, power plants, and natural gas pipelines, and will continue communications throughout the storm and after to ensure a coordinated approach.

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Friday
Jan232015

Register today for webinar on AGC setpoint in new Regulation Market

Registration is open for the webinar Changes to ATRM: Two Regulation Signals, which will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. The webinar will discuss the availability and impact of an automatic generation control (AGC) setpoint that's energy-neutral. The training is particularly relevant for current or prospective resources using alternative technology in the Regulation Market (ATRM).

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Friday
Jan232015

ISO-NE CEO briefs media on state of the New England grid

In a recent informational briefing to the media, Gordon van Welie, ISO New England president and CEO, described the dramatic transformation on the regional power grid, including the challenges of an increasing dependence on natural gas for power generation; retirements of coal- and oil-fired and nuclear generators; and the growth of renewable energy resources. He discussed the repercussions for both grid reliability and the price of power in New England, and said that additional investment in energy infrastructure in the region would help solve the challenges of this transformation.

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