Friday
Dec052014

Happy Holidays from ISO New England!

Friday
Nov142014

How wholesale electricity costs factor into your retail bill

Limited natural gas availability is driving up wholesale electricity prices and ultimately retail prices

Every month, consumers across New England receive an electric bill from their local utility that includes charges associated with keeping the lights on. A typical residential electric bill generally includes two types of charges: the cost of delivering power and the cost of power itself.

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Wednesday
Sep242014

Windsor Backup Control Center receives gold-level LEED certification

ISO New England’s commitment to sustainable facilities continues with the new backup control center (BCC) in Windsor, Connecticut. The BCC, which began construction in 2013 and became operational earlier this year, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Monday
Aug252014

ISO New England launches redesigned website with a new look and increased functionality

Two years in the making, a brand new, completely overhauled iso-ne.com is now live and ready to show off its fresh new design. ISO New England “flipped the switch” to unveil its new site on Saturday, August 23. The website has gone through some BIG changes—visual, architectural, and functional—to make it more user-friendly and improve the way ISO New England delivers information.

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Wednesday
Aug202014

ISO New England continues engagement on Quadrennial Energy Review

QER stakeholder outreach process in final stages

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is currently drafting a report on priority issues in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). Continuing ISO New England’s participation in the QER process, President and CEO Gordon van Welie sent a letter to IEEE’s QER Joint Task Force leads and William Hederman, DOE’s Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary Moniz, in response to IEEE’s draft report.

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Monday
Jul142014

ISO-NE and NEPOOL file proposal with FERC to implement a Winter Reliability Program for winter 2014/2015

Updated on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00AM by Registered CommenterISO New England

On July 11, 2014, ISO New England and the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a proposal to implement a revised Winter Reliability Program (WRP) for the upcoming winter (2014/2015). This past winter, the ISO implemented the first WRP, which helped to increase the amount of oil inventory held by oil and dual-fuel generators in the region. The program proved to be critical in keeping the lights on throughout colder-than-normal winter conditions. That first WRP was intended to be a one-time solution to bridge a reliability gap. However, ISO New England’s operational experience last winter and other developments have prompted the ISO and NEPOOL to seek approval of another program to mitigate significant reliability concerns for the upcoming winter.

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