Friday
Feb012019

Powering (another) Patriots Super Bowl!

The New England Patriots being in the Super Bowl has become routine around these parts, and so have the patterns of demand on the region’s electric grid during the big game.

Over the past several years, ISO New England has reported on the way the Super Bowl affects the way New Englanders use energy, with last year’s battle between the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles no exception. All the tell-tale signs of a Super Bowl were there – the slight jumps in demand during commercial breaks, the spike at halftime and a slight bump at the end, as party-goers returned home.

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Wednesday
Jan302019

ISO-NE CEO appears on "A CEO's Virtual Mentor" podcast

Gordon van Welie, ISO New England’s president and CEO, recently joined Tom Linquist, host of Leadership Lyceum’s A CEO’s Virtual Mentor podcast, to discuss the ISO’s role in New England’s evolving power system. During the 35-minute conversation, van Welie and Linquist discussed the origin of ISO New England and the changes in the industry over the past two decades. Throughout the show, van Welie talked about the region’s changing resource mix and how ISO staff work to integrate new resources. The podcast is available on the Leadership Lyceum website, as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify.

Wednesday
Jan302019

Now online: Presentation and recording of FCM Delisting webinar

The presentation and recording of the January 24, 2019, FCM Delisting webinar are now available on the ISO New England website. This webinar provides market participants with information about the Internal Market Monitor's (IMM) delist cost review process as well as how to complete the IMM's published cost workbooks according to the current market rule. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Tuesday
Jan292019

ISO-NE requests four-month extension to file market reforms to address energy security risks

More time is needed to flesh out the details, but implementation in 2024 will not be delayed

In a motion submitted Friday, January 18, 2019, ISO New England asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a four-month extension to file the significant tariff changes required to implement a market-based solution to New England’s winter energy security risks. The ISO is seeking an extension to November 15, 2019, to file its proposal, but the postponement would not delay the plan to implement the new design for 2024-2025.

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Monday
Jan282019

Capacity vs energy: a primer

Next week, ISO New England will run the 13th Forward Capacity Auction to secure the power system resources needed to meet peak demand in 2022-2023. The auction is run annually to ensure the region has the necessary resource capacity three years into the future. But what is capacity, and how does it differ from the energy markets the ISO runs on a day-ahead and real-time basis? ISO New England has put together a primer on these two measurements of energy, and how the two types of markets play into running the New England power system.

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Friday
Jan252019

ISO-NE handouts provide key grid stats by region and by state

The New England Power Grid 2018–2019 Profile is a one-sheet summary of key facts and figures on the region’s demand growth, resource mix, transmission development, and wholesale electricity prices. The New England Power Grid 2018-2019 State Profiles is a one-sheet summary of key facts and figures on demand growth, resource mix, and environmental goals for each New England state. Download them today! If you are a member of the media or government and would like to speak with someone at ISO New England, please view our list of media and external affairs contacts.