Consumer Liaison Group discusses role of carbon in state and regional energy planning at September meeting

The third quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) in 2019 was held on September 5 in Portland, Maine. The meeting featured a keynote address by Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor’s Energy Office; a regional update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion on The Role of Carbon in State and Regional Energy Planning

The program was developed by the CLG Coordinating Committee, and panelists included (pictured from left to right below): Moderator Liz Wyman, Senior Counsel, Maine Office of the Public Advocate; Jordan Stutt, Carbon Programs Director, Acadia Center; and Michael Stoddard, Executive Director, Efficiency Maine. Michael Macrae, PhD, Energy Analytics Manager, Harvard University, joined by phone and is not pictured. A full meeting recap and speaker presentations are posted on the CLG webpage.


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FERC approves NESCOE request for additional time to file energy security market changes

On August 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the request by the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to extend the deadline for filing the energy security market changes to April 15, 2020.

On July 31, NESCOE called on FERC to provide the New England region with an additional six months to file changes to the region’s wholesale electricity markets to address current and future energy-security challenges. ISO New England has been working to meet a FERC-mandated deadline of October 15, 2019 to file a market-based solution to address energy-security related reliability issues; however, NESCOE asked that the deadline be extended to April 15, 2020. NESCOE noted that FERC’s “approval of this request will enable a more complete and holistic filing” and “allow ISO-NE to address core consumer protection elements that are fundamental to state support, and remove barriers to achieving a greater degree of regional coalescence around a proposal.”

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Energy-Efficiency Forecast Working Group begins data collection for 2020 forecast

The Energy-Efficiency Forecast Working Group (EEFWG) has published a tentative schedule for preparing and releasing the 2020 Energy-Efficiency Forecast, including meetings and milestones, as follows.


Registration is open for the 2019 Regional System Plan Public Meeting

The purpose of this public meeting is to present the final draft of, and receive feedback on, the 2019 Regional System Plan. This year's event will be held at The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, on September 12, 2019. See the agenda below and register today!

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Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, July 2019

Real-time and day-ahead prices fell in July, natural gas prices 10th lowest since 2013

Average wholesale power prices in July 2019 were down 13.3% in the Real-Time Energy Market when compared to the previous year, falling to $29.18 per megawatt-hour (MWh)*. Prices were also down by 9.5% in the Day-Ahead Energy Market when compared to July 2019, averaging $29.78/MWh.

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Learn more about what we do by viewing our new online curriculum: ISO 101

ISO New England is pleased to announce the release of our updated
ISO 101 Online curriculum, which consists of four self-paced training modules that introduce you to the New England power grid, wholesale electricity markets, and the ISO's three primary responsibilities.

The Power System and ISO New England
Reviews the physical and business aspects of the regional electric power grid that serves New England. Average viewing time is 20 minutes.

System Operations
Explains how ISO system operators meet the day-to-day challenges of operating the New England power grid. Average viewing time is 30 minutes.

New England Energy Markets
Describes New England’s wholesale electricity markets, with a focus on the day-ahead and real-time energy markets. Average viewing time is 35 minutes.

System Planning
Describes long-term forecasting of the demand for electricity, types of planning, and initiatives that address the challenges our power grid faces. Average viewing time is 35 minutes.

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