As elected officials kick off their 2017 legislative sessions, several energy committees have invited ISO New England to give briefings on issues related to the regional electric grid. The ISO's External Affairs representatives are traveling throughout the region to provide the committees an overview of the bulk power system, including power system operations, transmission planning, and wholesale electricity markets, as well as data and information pertinent to the respective states. The presentations also highlight what the ISO has identified as the top reliability risks to the region’s electric grid: inadequate natural gas infrastructure, the retirement of non-gas-fired power plants, and maintaining reliability as increasing amounts of distributed and intermittent resources come online.
So far this year, External Affairs representatives have presented to:
The ISO anticipates presenting in the other New England states as the year progresses.
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