Monday
Mar162015

Europe braces for unprecedented dip in solar generation during eclipse; US system operators take note

Updated on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:33AM by Registered CommenterISO New England

The March 20 eclipse will remove up to 35 GW of solar power from European grids; ISO-NE watching closely as regional PV growth continues

An historic event will unfold overseas in late March. For the first time, operators of large, synchronized electric power systems will have to manage a potentially sizeable loss of generation caused by a solar eclipse. Starting the morning of March 20 at 7:40 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the output from Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will drop off—then ramp up again—as the moon blots out the sun’s light in rolling two-hour periods across the area.

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Friday
Feb202015

Implementation of new Regulation Market to bring changes to settlements and MIS reporting 

ISO-NE offers resources to help market participants prepare

ISO New England will be implementing changes to the Regulation Market on March 31, 2015. The changes comply with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 755, Frequency Regulation Compensation in Organized Wholesale Power Markets, which requires a two-part payment methodology to select and compensate frequency regulation resources.

Major settlement-related market changes include the following:

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Thursday
Feb122015

ISO-NE selects all-AC transmission solution to address grid reliability needs in Greater Boston

ISO New England has selected the Eversource (formerly Northeast Utilities) and National Grid alternating current (AC) transmission proposal as the preferred transmission solution to bolster the region’s power grid in the Greater Boston area to ensure continued reliability into the future. The all-AC proposal was chosen over another proposal supported by New Hampshire Transmission (NHT), which included the use of both AC and underwater, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) components. The AC plan was ultimately selected because it is significantly less expensive and also because it is superior when other performance criteria are considered.

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Monday
Feb092015

Coming February 24: ISO-NE to release new Energy-Efficiency Measure database for resources in the FCM

Sandbox environment already open for participants with EE projects

New England is a national leader in developing energy-efficiency (EE) policies and programs. The region now has 1,500 megawatts of EE resources providing capacity in the Forward Capacity Market (FCM), and this amount is likely to increase as the six states are expected to invest more than $6 billion in EE between 2017 and 2023.

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Wednesday
Feb042015

ISO Express and iso-ne.com: January 2015 upgrades

More data on LMPs, fuel mix, and forecasts, plus new functionality

ISO New England continues to enhance its website and data portal, ISO Express, with the release of several reports and site features in January 2015. Notable changes are described below (customizable features of ISO Express, along with some charts and maps, require registration). Market participants and other stakeholders can expect even more improvements over time based on user feedback and website analyses.

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Monday
Jan262015

ISO-NE prepares to operate the grid through winter storm conditions

ISO New England is monitoring Winter Storm Juno and its severity and is preparing to operate the grid through winter storm conditions. In preparation of the storm, the ISO has been in close contact with the following groups, and will continue communications throughout the storm and after, as necessary, to ensure a coordinated approach:

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