Entries in energy efficiency (17)

Friday
Aug302019

Energy-Efficiency Forecast Working Group begins data collection for 2020 forecast

The Energy-Efficiency Forecast Working Group (EEFWG) has published a tentative schedule for preparing and releasing the 2020 Energy-Efficiency Forecast, including meetings and milestones, as follows.

Monday
Jul012019

Consumer Liaison Group discusses the role of energy efficiency in wholesale markets at June meeting

The second quarterly meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) in 2019 was held on June 20 in Westborough, Massachusetts. The meeting featured a keynote address by David Littell, Senior Advisor at The Regulatory Assistance Project, a regional update from ISO New England, and a panel discussion on “Energy Efficiency in the Forward Capacity Market: The Changing Landscape and Implications for Consumers.” The program was developed by the CLG Coordinating Committee, and panelists included (pictured from left to right below): Henry Yoshimura, Director, Demand Resource Strategy, ISO New England; Maggie McCarey, Director, Energy Efficiency Division, Mass. Department of Energy Resources; and Stefan Nagy, Product Manager, Distributed Energy, National Grid. The panel was moderated by Mary Usovicz, a member of the CLG Coordinating Committee. A full meeting recap and speaker presentations are posted on the CLG webpage.

The next quarterly meeting will take place on September 5 in Maine.

Monday
May132019

Regional air emissions 2017: long-term reduction trends continue 

Since 2001, SO2 down 98%, NOx down 74%, CO2 down 34%

Note: This article was updated following the publication of the final 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report.

Regional emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) declined in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to data compiled for the 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report. The lower emissions were due largely to a decline in electricity generation by power plants that use fossil fuels. The year-over-year declines continued long-term reductions in the emissions produced by New England power plants.

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Thursday
May022019

2019 forecast of capacity, energy, loads, and transmission is published by ISO-NE

Energy usage and peak demand will decline slightly over the next 10 years

On May 1, 2019, the ISO published the 2019-2028 Forecast Report of Capacity, Energy, Loads, and Transmission (CELT). The report is a primary source for assumptions used in ISO system planning and reliability studies. It provides a snapshot of the New England power system, including:

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Thursday
May032018

A regional first: New Englanders used less grid electricity midday than while they were sleeping on April 21

Solar power also pushes past 2,300 megawatts (MW) for first time

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the right combination of sunshine and mild weather led to light consumer demand on the high-voltage electric power system, coupled with record-high output from the more than 130,000 solar power installations in the region. The result was that midday grid demand dipped below overnight demand for the first time ever in New England.

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Thursday
Apr192018

Earth Day 2018: Setting regional solar and wind power records in New England

This Earth Day (Sunday, April 22)—or any day—you can learn about the role that renewables and other clean-energy resources are playing in the region by visiting ISO New England’s Key Grid and Market Stats and Grid in Transition webpages. Following are some snapshots of where the region stands, with links to learn more.

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