Thursday
May302019

A real power play

ISO New England staff are ready to help keep power flowing to TD Garden and all the TVs tuned in to see the Boston Bruins chase the Stanley Cup!

On May 29, ISO staff showed off their black and gold to support the Boston Bruins in their Stanley Cup quest!

Thursday
May302019

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

Day-ahead and real-time prices down significantly in April

Lower natural gas prices and consumer demand for electricity led to average wholesale power prices in April 2019 that were down 40.1% in the Day-Ahead Energy Market and down 38.2% in the Real-Time Energy Market when compared to the previous year. The day-ahead energy price was $26.97 per megawatt-hour (MWh)* and the real-time energy price was $26.80/MWh in April.

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Wednesday
May292019

PAC hosts lively day exploring grid transformation

On May 23, the ISO New England Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) hosted a special day of presentations and discussions focused on the ongoing transition to an electric grid powered by renewable and distributed energy resources.

Welcoming a full house of state officials, policy and regulatory stakeholders, and market participants, ISO Vice President of Planning, Stephen Rourke, opened the meeting with a brief overview about the region’s evolving grid. He explained that the ISO is actively taking renewable, storage, and distributed resources into account through its planning, operations, and markets processes, and that the region will need better forecasts, flexible resources, and transmission improvements to plan and operate the system.

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Wednesday
May292019

FERC announces July 15 technical conference to discuss New England’s energy security challenges

On April 22, ISO New England, in conjunction with the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) and the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) host a public technical conference in July 2019 to discuss “efforts to develop a comprehensive, longer-term, market-based solution to address New England’s energy security challenges” leading up to the expected mid-October filing of wholesale market changes by the ISO. On May 21, FERC announced it has scheduled a day-long technical conference for July 15 at the Commission’s offices in Washington, DC. In its announcement, FERC noted that “This staff-led public meeting will consist of three, 90-minute presentations by ISO-NE, NEPOOL stakeholders, and representatives from New England states with time for questions and answers reserved at the end of the meeting.” The meeting will be webcast.

Tuesday
May282019

Vermont Army Guard visits ISO-NE for research toward energy storage solutions

The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and Efficiency Vermont are working with the Vermont National Guard to improve military resiliency through the implementation of energy storage solutions. In doing research, the team connected with Otis Air National Guard Base about their microgrid, for which ISO New England provided information and guidance on future bulk power system integration opportunities. Otis recommended that the team learn more about ISO New England and meet with ISO staff while planning their project.

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Tuesday
May282019

2018 audits demonstrate ISO-NE’s strong culture of compliance 

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Four significant reviews during the year concluded successfully

NERC CIP Compliance

The NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance audit, which covered a three-year period, measured both cyber and physical security standards critical to ensuring electrical reliability. Complying with CIP Version 5 is a highly complex, ongoing process, including 33 requirements and more than 160 sub-requirements. 

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