Monday
Oct022017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses FERC Order 1000 and hosted VT governor at September 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on September 7, in Woodstock, VT. The meeting featured special guest speaker Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (pictured left); an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where Are We?

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Monday
Oct022017

Registration is open for fall classroom training courses: FCM 101 and WEM 201

ISO New England is pleased to announce that registration is open for fall 2017 market training classes. These courses will be held at The Hotel Northampton on October 23-26, and November 14-16, 2017.

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Monday
Sep252017

Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, August 2017

August’s average wholesale electricity price plunged 40% year-over-year on very low consumer demand

The average price of natural gas dropped by nearly 25% in August, but  the biggest factor in the 40% drop in wholesale electricity prices was demand for power, which was the lowest seen in any August since 2000. The average wholesale power price, at $23.77 per megawatt-hour (MWh)*, was the seventh-lowest monthly price since March 2003, when markets in their current form were launched. The August price was down 40.9% from the August 2016 average price of $40.19/MWh.

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Monday
Sep182017

Now online: Presentation and recording of Q3 Settlements Issues Forum webinar

The presentation and recording of the September 7, 2017, Quarterly Settlements Forum (Settlements Forum: 2017 Q3) webinar are now available on the ISO New England website. This quarterly webinar includes information on upcoming changes affecting ISO New England settlements and billing. 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
Sep142017

ISO-NE elects slate of board members

Brook Colangelo Joins; Christopher Wilson and Roberto Denis Re-elected

ISO New England’s board of directors has elected Brook Colangelo and re-elected Roberto Denis and Christopher Wilson to new three-year terms, effective October 1, 2017. Colangelo will replace Paul Levy, who is retiring from the board. ISO board members are elected through a joint nominating process involving the board, market participants, and state regulators. View the press release.

Wednesday
Sep132017

ISO-NE, NEPOOL, and PTO AC make joint filing regarding the interconnection clustering methodology 

ISO New England, jointly with the New England Power Pool Participants Committee and the Participating Transmission Owners Administrative Committee, has filed proposed tariff changes to incorporate a new clustering methodology in the ISO’s interconnection procedures. When specific conditions are present in the ISO’s interconnection queue, the proposed methodology would allow two or more interconnection requests to be analyzed in the same System Impact Study and for developers to share costs for certain interconnection-related transmission upgrades. Typically, each individual interconnection request involves complex and often lengthy engineering studies to identify the necessary system upgrades to accommodate the proposed resource. Therefore at times, individual interconnection projects are not able or willing to make the necessary system upgrade investments. 

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