Friday
Mar102017

ISO-NE market changes for subhourly settlements, real-time fast-start pricing and DARD pumps take effect

March 1, 2017 marked the completion of three key ISO New England projects aimed at improving pricing in the region’s wholesale electricity markets. Accurate and transparent pricing is integral to competition because it motivates and compensates market participants to make sound business decisions, including investments in resources needed to operate the power system reliably and efficiently.

The three market projects included:

  • Changing the interval at which the ISO settles the real-time energy and reserves markets from every hour to every five minutes
  • Incentivizing quick responses to dispatch instructions by improving real-time energy market pricing logic
  • Encouraging pump storage hydro-generating resources to move to economic bidding and away from self-scheduling options.

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Tuesday
Mar072017

Now online: Recording of Q1 2017 Settlements Issues Forum

The presentation and recording of the March 2, Quarterly Settlements Issues Forum webinar are now available for download from the Quarterly Settlements Forum page. These quarterly interactive, web-based meetings cover upcoming changes affecting ISO New England settlements and billing and are open to interested market participants. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Thursday
Mar022017

New England governors highlight energy issues in their 2017 opening addresses

In their 2017 opening addresses, the New England governors focused on topics as diverse as pension reform and the opiate crisis, the economy, and, in some cases, energy. The following is an overview of the major economic and energy themes arising in the early days of 2017.

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Thursday
Mar022017

Eighth annual CLG report highlights 2016 activities and other consumer-related, wholesale electricity industry topics 

ISO New England and the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) Coordinating Committee recently issued the 2016 Report of the Consumer Liaison Group, which summarizes the activities of the CLG during 2016.

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Wednesday
Mar012017

Now online: Recording of Offer Price Development for New Capacity Resources webinar

The presentation and recording of the February 16 webinar, FCM New Capacity Offer Price Development, are now available on the ISO New England website. This webinar provides market participants with information about the formulation of a new (generating or import capacity) resource offer floor price and completing the cost workbook to support that price. The training is for new capacity resources, including generating resources, import capacity resources, demand resources, and distributed generation. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

 

Wednesday
Mar012017

The New England states have an ongoing framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Here’s a rundown of regional and state goals

While much attention is given nationally to the topic of climate change, the six New England states have been working for more than 15 years to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on both a regional and state level. The states are addressing climate policy through both legislative mandates and aspirational, non-binding goals.

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