Tuesday
Apr022019

New reports for customers using ISO-NE's Divisional Accounting option to be available May 1 

Divisional Accounting is an optional feature that allows market participants to segregate settlement reporting into subaccounts for individual business units, divisions, or generating facilities. Participants can designate assets and resources directly to a subaccount in the Customer and Asset Management System (CAMS); other activity-based transactions are assigned in their respective applications, such as eMarket, the Forward Capacity Tracking System (FCTS), and the Internal Transactions interface.

For customers using the Divisional Accounting option: On May 1, the ISO will begin publishing distinct Market Information Server (MIS) informational invoice settlement reports for each subaccount with the issuance of each ISO bill. The current reporting, where all subaccount information is provided in aggregate invoice reports, remains unchanged. The reports are described in this presentation. Please contact Customer Support if you need assistance.

Tuesday
Apr022019

Regional transmission investment: Spring 2019 update

797 projects put into service since 2002 to fortify New England’s transmission system

The ISO recently published the March 2019 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. Since the October 2018 update, 10 upgrades were placed in service, and no new projects were added. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 797 project components representing an investment of $10.9 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

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Monday
Apr012019

ISO-NE releases discussion paper on energy security challenges, solutions

On April 1, 2019, ISO New England released a paper detailing the ISO’s perspectives on the region’s energy security challenges and long-term market solutions to addresses those challenges. Over the past several years, the region has seen resources with onsite fuel storage replaced by resources that rely on “just-in-time” delivery of their energy sources, such as natural gas and renewables.

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Wednesday
Mar272019

Save the Date: PAC day on grid transformation is May 23

ISO New England is planning a day-long event for the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) called “Grid Transformation” to be held May 23, 2019, at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts. As part of the ongoing hybrid grid transformation, the ISO anticipates large-scale development of wind generation facilities, distributed energy resources (especially solar PV), energy storage (batteries and other types), demand response, and high-voltage DC transmission and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS). The meeting will focus on the technical challenges and potential benefits presented by this grid transformation, as well as the potential solutions for addressing many of the changes the industry is facing. To that end, the ISO is inviting industry experts and stakeholders to engage in this discussion about grid transformation.

Additional details will follow over the month, including finalized speakers and panel session descriptions. Advanced registration is required and will be made available during the first week of April on the PAC page of the ISO website

Wednesday
Mar272019

New England governors announce commitment to regional cooperation on energy issues

On March 15, the six New England governors announced a commitment to work together to evaluate regional mechanisms to help maintain critical nuclear and clean energy facilities.

In the statement, the governors said they would work “in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), to evaluate market-based mechanisms that value the contribution that existing nuclear generation resources make to regional energy security and winter reliability.”

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Wednesday
Mar272019

March Consumer Liaison Group meeting discussed transforming the power sector

The first quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) in 2019 was held on March 14 in Providence, Rhode Island. The topic for the meeting, selected by the CLG Coordinating Committee, was: Transforming the Power Sector: Customer Choice in a Changing Energy Landscape. The meeting featured a keynote address by Jeffrey Grybowski, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted US Offshore Wind (pictured), an update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion addressing the topic of the day. Meeting materials are posted on the CLG webpage, including the speakers’ presentations. The next quarterly meeting will take place on June 20 in Westborough, MA.

The ISO and regional electricity market stakeholders created the CLG in 2009 to facilitate the consideration of consumer interests in determining the needs and solutions for the region’s power system.