Thursday
Feb272014

New England Governors continue their heavy focus on energy issues in 2014

ISO-NE summarizes major themes from the State of the
State Addresses

During January and February 2014, each of the six New England governors gave a State of the State Address highlighting the many energy challenges facing the region.

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Thursday
Feb272014

NIST releases voluntary standards for reducing cyber risks to critical digital infrastructure

ISO-NE contributes to standards-development process

On February 12, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final version of its voluntary cybersecurity standards, the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. ISO New England, in collaboration with the ISO/RTO Council, was an active participant in the year-long process of standards creation.

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Monday
Feb102014

ISO-NE collaborates with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on high-performance computing project

Promising results were delivered in late 2013 from ISO New England’s partnership with scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explore more efficient, reliable ways of integrating renewable resources into the grid. The collaboration was part of a pilot program called hpc4energy incubator, aimed at accelerating the development of energy technology using high-performance computing (HPC). The ISO was one of six program participants selected by LLNL in March 2012 to work with the national laboratory to demonstrate how HPC modeling and simulation benefit their respective projects. The collaboration kicked off in April 2012 and ran for a year and a half.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

New England Governors announce proposal to expand regional energy infrastructure

The six New England governors have announced a cooperative regional initiative designed to expand energy infrastructure in New England.

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Wednesday
Jan222014

SPI News: ISO-NE submits proposal to strengthen performance incentives in New England’s Forward Capacity Market

Resource performance concerns driving FCM redesign

ISO New England submitted a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday, January 17, 2014, that provides stronger incentives for resources to undertake investments that ensure they can perform when the power grid is stressed. These changes to key elements of the Forward Capacity Market (FCM) are needed to address significant risks to the continued reliability of the region’s power grid.

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Tuesday
Dec172013

Happy Holidays from ISO New England!