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ISO-NE proposes solution to harmonize competitive markets and subsidized resources

ISO New England has posted a four-page outline of its proposal to address concerns about subsidized new resources’ participation in the Forward Capacity Market and their potential effects, including depressed prices or excess capacity. The ISO’s concept proposes to closely coordinate the entry of (subsidized) new resources with the exit of (unsubsidized) existing capacity resources. A more detailed paper explaining the proposal will be released in the near future.


The ISO’s proposal is part of a regional stakeholder initiative begun in the second half of 2016. The goal is to find ways to harmonize the competitive wholesale electricity markets that have served the region so well to date with the New England states’ actions to promote clean energy. To learn more: