Thursday
Jun272019

U.S. EIA launches new state energy portal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has announced the launch of a new State Energy Portal, which provides data and analyses for U.S. states, territories, regions, and the District of Columbia. The portal enables users to access, visualize, map, and export data for a given state. The new portal allows users to build a personalized, interactive data dashboard and to scroll through pre-populated dashboards by energy source, activity, or special topic, including energy storage or energy movement among states. The EIA hosted a training webinar on May 29, 2019, and posted the recording on their website. See also EIA’s overview of its New England dashboard.

Wednesday
Jun262019

ISO-NE CEO Gordon van Welie talks about careers and change at luncheon with summer interns

A hybrid grid is emerging in New England, making today among the most exciting times to work in the energy industry. Twenty-seven college students from around the country are now getting their first, hands-on professional experience in areas from risk management and resource adequacy to IT and business.

As part of their 11-week program, ISO New England CEO Gordon van Welie recently joined the interns for conversation over lunch.

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Tuesday
Jun252019

ISO-NE moderates panel for Connecticut Power and Energy Society legislative update, with focus on offshore wind

On June 11, ISO New England External Affairs Representative Kerry Schlichting moderated a panel for an end of session legislative update hosted by the Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES). The event, hosted by Day Pitney LLP in Hartford, featured prominent Connecticut state lawmakers including Energy and Technology Committee Chairman Norm Needleman (D-Essex) Ranking Members Paul Formica (R- East Lyme) and Charlie Ferraro (R- West Haven). The panel was rounded out by James Albis, senior advisor to the commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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Monday
Jun242019

Now online: WEM 201 training materials

Training materials from Intermediate Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 201) conducted June 11-13, 2019, are now posted to the ISO New England website. This three-day course provides an intermediate-level treatment of energy market concepts, including unit commitment, locational marginal pricing (LMP), energy and reserve co-optimization, market interactions, settlement mechanics, and Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs). Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Monday
Jun242019

Now online: Quarterly Settlements Forum webinar materials

 The presentation and recording of the June 6, 2019, Quarterly Settlements Forum webinar are now available on the ISO New England website. This webinar presents information on ISO New England settlements and billing including the following topics: Financial Transmission RightsBalance of Planning Period Update and External TransactionsSubmittal Platform Changes. Questions? Email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Monday
Jun242019

Now online: New England External Transaction Tool Web Services Changes webinar materials

The presentation and recording of the June 5, 2019, New England External Transaction Tool Web Services Changes webinar are now available on the ISO New England website. Enhanced Energy Scheduling (EES), the current external transaction software, is being replaced with the New England External Transaction Tool (NEXTT). This webinar reviews the redesigned web services and the business rule changes associated with NEXTT that impact the submittal and evaluation of external transactions. Users need to understand these business rule changes before writing custom software to build the files that will be submitted via web services. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.