Friday
Apr242015

New England’s governors release six-state action plan to address energy infrastructure needs

The New England governors convened a Northeast Forum on Regional Energy Solutions on April 23, 2015, in Hartford, Connecticut, to discuss regional energy challenges and potential solutions. The forum’s public session included two panels, one focused on New England’s energy infrastructure challenges, and the other focused on regional collaboration to support energy infrastructure solutions.

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Friday
Apr242015

FERC accepts rule changes for regional Elective Transmission Upgrades

New mechanisms for ETUs now in effect

On April 14, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted proposed changes to rules related to Elective Transmission Upgrades (ETUs)—merchant-funded transmission interconnections in New England.

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Thursday
Apr162015

ISO-NE’s Microsoft web browser policy for SMD applications changing this year; to support only Internet Explorer 11 beginning January 2016

In the fall of 2014, Microsoft announced that starting January 2016 they will support only the most current version of Internet Explorer (IE) web browser available for a supported operating system. This means that for the Windows 7 operating system, they will support only IE version 11.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

New England power system performed well through winter 2014/2015

Now that the winter of 2014/2015 is one for the history books, this much we know is certain: no two New England winters are alike. A confluence of regional and global factors, advance planning and preparations, and delayed cold weather during winter 2014/2015 helped alleviate the operational issues and record-high prices seen during the previous winter.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

Redesigned Regulation Market now in effect

Rollout was final step toward FERC requirements to adjust compensation mechanisms and expand participation to new technologies

On March 31, ISO New England’s redesigned Regulation Market went into effect, along with related updates to the eMarket application for market participants and the ISO dispatch software. The changes were a culmination of regional efforts begun in 2008 to address nationwide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements.

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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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