Monday
Oct012018

September Consumer Liaison Group discussed electrification of heating sector and consumer choices

The third quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG), held in Connecticut on September 20, featured opening remarks by Robert Klee, Commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, an update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion addressing Electrification of the Heating Sector: Exploring Consumer Choices.

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Monday
Oct012018

Upcoming webinar: Forward Capacity Market Reconfiguration Auctions

Registration is open for the webinar, Forward Capacity Market Reconfiguration Auctions, that will be held on October 17, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will provide a review of the qualification and submission processes as well as the schedule for the third annual reconfiguration auction and associated bilateral period for 2019-2020 Capacity Commitment Period. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Monday
Oct012018

2019 Annual Work Plan outlines major ISO-NE priorities and activities for coming year

ISO New England’s 2019 Annual Work Plan is now online. The work plan, published each September and updated each March, outlines major priorities and activities for the year that are designed to improve upon existing ISO systems, practices, and services to New England. Detailed within are expected timelines and objectives related to planning/operations, markets, and capital projects. The ISO seeks stakeholder input on its work plan by sharing and discussing it with the Participants Committee. Ultimately, the work plan helps inform the ISO’s annual budget. For updates on markets projects, see the Wholesale Markets Project Plan page.

Wednesday
Sep262018

Microgrids are key part of new energy landscape; ISO-NE helps pave way for market integration

New England’s power system is transitioning to a future with increasing amounts of renewable and distributed resources, and microgrids are an exciting example of both. This past August, the Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts unveiled its brand-new microgrid that can meet the base’s electricity needs should it be disconnected from the power system. It consists of a 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine, a 1.6 MW diesel generator, and a 1.6 MW battery.

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Wednesday
Sep262018

Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, August 2018

Wholesale power and natural gas prices rose in August

Warmer weather brought increased consumer demand for electricity, which, coupled with higher natural gas prices, pushed up average wholesale power prices for the month of August 2018 in both the Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy Markets when compared to the previous year. The day-ahead energy price was up 57.2% to $39.16 per megawatt-hour (MWh)* and the real-time energy price rose 64.8% to $39.18/MWh.

High temperatures at the end of the month led to the region’s highest peak demand in more than five years on August 29, 2018, at 25,944 MW. The last peak to measure above this month’s peak occurred on July 19, 2013, at 27,379 MW.

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Market participants take note: annual customer satisfaction survey launched

Survey feedback helps the ISO deliver better products and services

Every year, ISO New England’s Customer Service and Training department conducts an online survey of market participants to measure their satisfaction with the information and services the ISO provides. The survey contains a series of questions (both multiple choice and written feedback) that should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. This feedback, especially any written comments, is very important to the ISO to learn more about how market participants view the quality of ISO products and services. Once finalized, survey results are used by the ISO to identify and prioritize improvements.

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