Entries in energy storage (16)

Thursday
Feb282019

Now online: Presentation and recording of Continuous Storage Facility Participation webinar

The presentation and recording of the February 21, 2019, Continuous Storage Facility Participation webinar are now available on the ISO website. This webinar provides information on how eligible electric storage can participate in New England markets as continuous storage facilities following the April 1, 2019, implementation of the Energy Storage Device (ESD) Project. An overview of the continuous storage facility (CSF) option, asset registration, managing CSF assets, and bids and offers in eMarket, and settlement impacts is discussed. Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Tuesday
Feb262019

FERC accepts energy storage tariff revisions; changes become effective April 1

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted ISO New England’s revisions to Market Rule 1 that codify a new design that enables batteries and other emerging storage technologies to more fully participate in the New England wholesale electricity markets. The revisions allow emerging storage technologies to be dispatched in the Real-Time Energy Market in a manner that more fully recognizes their ability to transition continuously and rapidly between a charging state and a discharging state and provides a means for their simultaneous participation in the energy, reserves, and regulation markets.

Changes become effective April 1, 2019. Market participants can view the Energy Storage Device (ESD) Project Customer Readiness Page to the learn more about actions they need to take and changes to existing systems or procedures related to this project.

Still pending before the Commission is a separate filing the ISO submitted in December that demonstrates full compliance with FERC Order No. 841 on electric storage participation in markets.

Wednesday
Feb202019

Annual media briefing focuses on state of region's electric grid in 2019

ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie updated reporters on the state of the region’s power system during a media briefing on February 20, 2019. New England’s power system is operating from a strong foundation, but vulnerabilities still exist. ISO New England is facing increasing complexities in operating the grid with a shifting resource mix, and in maintaining markets that are truly competitive while accommodating public policy goals. The briefing explored these issues, while providing more information on how New England’s power system is faring, what the ISO sees on the horizon, and preparations for the future grid. Also included is an appendix with facts and figures about the power system, including 2018 data.

Watch the briefing, or view van Welie’s presentation and remarks from the event.

Monday
Oct292018

Customer Readiness webpage now available on Energy Storage Device Project; market rule changes filed with FERC

ISO New England, joined by the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) revisions to Market Rule 1 to codify a new design that enables batteries and other emerging storage technologies to more fully participate in the New England wholesale electricity markets. The revisions allow emerging storage technologies to be dispatched in the Real-Time Energy Market in a manner that more fully recognizes their ability to transition continuously and rapidly between a charging state and a discharging state and provides a means for their simultaneous participation in the energy, reserves, and regulation markets. The ISO and NEPOOL filed the changes on October 10 and have requested FERC respond by December 10 so that the changes can become effective on April 1, 2019.

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Wednesday
Sep262018

Microgrids are key part of new energy landscape; ISO-NE helps pave way for market integration

New England’s power system is transitioning to a future with increasing amounts of renewable and distributed resources, and microgrids are an exciting example of both. This past August, the Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts unveiled its brand-new microgrid that can meet the base’s electricity needs should it be disconnected from the power system. It consists of a 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine, a 1.6 MW diesel generator, and a 1.6 MW battery.

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Tuesday
Aug212018

Battery storage is “charging” ahead in New England

ISO-NE continues to remove barriers and expand market access for energy-storage technologies

Grid-scale (also called utility-scale) battery storage is coming on fast in New England. While the region’s wholesale electricity markets are already open to battery storage resources, ISO New England is working to ensure they can fully reflect their physical capabilities to the markets. By 2022, currently proposed new projects could add almost 850 MW of battery storage capacity in the region. (ISO Generator Interconnection Queue, August 17, 2018) When compared to the 19 MW that are currently on line, this is a whopping increase of over 4,000%. Additionally, over 1,000 MW of the 9,400 MW of new wind and solar capacity currently proposed in the region will include some amount of battery storage.

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