Friday
Jul282017

ISO-NE CEO emphasizes importance of market changes, fuel security in appearance before Congress

On July 26, Gordon van Welie, President & CEO of ISO New England, testified on Capitol Hill on the ISO’s efforts to further electric reliability and prepare wholesale electricity markets for an expected influx of renewable energy resources driven by state public policy initiatives. At the hearing, the US House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Energy Subcommittee heard from representatives from all seven U.S. Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations on the benefits of wholesale markets as well initiatives undertaken by individual ISO/RTOs to meet regionally-specific challenges.

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Friday
Jul212017

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

June’s average wholesale electricity price was the seventh-lowest monthly average since 2003

Compared to the near record-low prices of June 2016, natural gas and wholesale electricity prices rose slightly in June--but were still among the lowest monthly prices seen since 2003. The average wholesale power price during June was $23.93 per megawatt-hour (MWh)*, the 7th lowest since the region’s current energy markets were launched in 2003. Still, the June price was about 13% higher than the June 2016 price—which was the 3rd lowest since 2003, at $21.24/MWh. The average monthly price of natural gas was the 11th lowest since 2003, compared to the June 2016 average natural gas price, which was the 8th lowest.

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Friday
Jul142017

Registration is open for fall classroom training courses

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 September 25-29, October 23-26, and November 14-16, 2017.

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Wednesday
Jul122017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses distributed generation at June 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on June 1 in York, Maine. The meeting featured keynote speaker Timothy Schneider, Public Advocate at the Maine Office of the Public Advocate; an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, Understanding Distributed Generation’s Impact on Grid Operations and Regional Planning.

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Thursday
Jun292017

ISO-NE marks 20th anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of ISO New England, commemorating two decades of reliable grid operation, the development and administration of new competitive wholesale electricity markets, and planning for the long-term reliability of the system.

Since its creation on July 1, 1997, ISO New England has been a stable presence in an ever-changing energy industry landscape. Learn more about New England's industry progress over the past 20 years and read the press release.

Thursday
Jun292017

Regional transmission investment: Summer 2017 update

730 projects put into service since 2002 to fortify New England’s transmission system

The ISO recently published the June 2017 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. Since the March 2017 update, 2 projects plus a portion of a third were cancelled, 16 upgrades were placed in service across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, and 2 new projects were added. Additionally, some project cost estimates changed, and in-service dates for 4 projects were moved into 2022.

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