The presentation and recording of the April 11, Energy Storage Market Participation Overview webinar is now available for download on the Training Materials webpage. The webinar provides an overview of how energy-storage technologies can participate in the New England electricity markets and is for all interested parties, including market participants and non-participant developers interested in adding energy-storage devices. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.
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ISO-NE marks Earth Day 2017 with an update on the effects of clean-energy initiatives in New England
This Earth Day (Saturday, 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.
The presence of advanced battery storage technology continues to increase in New England, with two battery storage systems now participating in ISO New England’s Regulation Market, marking an important milestone in the region’s move towards a hybrid grid.
The batteries are a 3.4 megawatt (MW) system operated by Green Mountain Power in Rutland, Vermont, and a 16.2 MW system operated by NextEra Energy in Maine’s Casco Bay. Both are able to respond to the ISO’s new energy-neutral regulation dispatch signal that directs alternative technologies to cycle between electricity production and consumption over a short period.
Registration is open for the webinar, FCM New Capacity Qualification for Demand Resources, that will be held May 2, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This webinar will review the requirements associated with the submittal of the New Capacity Qualification Package for demand resource projects requesting participation in the Forward Capacity Auction for the 2021-2022 Capacity Commitment Period (FCA #12).
Registration is open for the webinar, FCM New Capacity Qualification for Generating and Import Resources that will be held May 3, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will review the requirements associated with the submittal of the New Capacity Qualification Package for generating and import capacity resource projects requesting participation in the Forward Capacity Auction for the 2021-2022 Capacity Commitment Period (FCA #12). It will also include a segment on import capacity resources with Elective Transmission Upgrades (ETU).
A report from an affiliation of independent electric grid operators concludes that the future of the North American power grid depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the accuracy and availability of data from “behind-the-meter” resources and coordinating these distributed energy resources at the grid operator level to preserve reliability.
The report, “Emerging Technologies: How ISOs and RTOs can create a more nimble, robust electricity system,” was published March 16, 2017 by the ISO/RTO Council (IRC), an affiliation of nine non-profit independent system operators (ISO) and regional transmission organizations, including ISO New England. Collectively, IRC members serve two-thirds of electricity consumers in the United States and more than half in Canada.
In the report, the IRC defines a number of positions regarding policies, strategic approaches, worthy goals, and critical success factors members feel will either enable or hinder them in the near future.
Comments highlight grid operator’s support of proposal goals
ISO New England filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on February 13, 2017, in response to the commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), which is aimed at better integrating emerging energy storage technologies and distributed energy resources into organized wholesale electric markets.