Entries in generation (14)

Thursday
May032018

Now online: Presentations and recordings of FCM capacity qualification webinars for DR, Gen, and Imports

The presentations and recordings of the May 1, 2018, FCM New Capacity Qualification for Demand Resources and FCM New Capacity Qualification for Generation and Imports webinars are now available on the ISO New England website. The webinars review the requirements associated with the submittal of the new capacity qualification package for the Forward Capacity Auction for the 2022-2023 Capacity Commitment Period (FCA #13). Email the training team with questions at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

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.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Feb022018

Amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2017 now on iso-ne.com

The total amount of energy and the sources of energy the New England region used in 2017 to satisfy all residential, commercial, and industrial customer demand are listed on the ISO website. This “net energy for load” is calculated by adding total generation output within the region with net imports and exports to neighboring regions, then subtracting the energy used to operate pumped storage power plants. The Resource Mix webpage provides a breakdown of generation by fuel type and of imports and exports over individual tie lines that make up last year's net energy for load. Numbers are preliminary until the 90-day resettlement process is complete. This information also is available in spreadsheet form on the Net Energy and Peak Load webpage in ISO Express by month and year dating back to 2000.

Thursday
Nov022017

ISO-NE issues power system plan for New England

ISO New England Inc. has issued its 2017 Regional System Plan (RSP17), the biennial report that provides the foundation for long-term power-system planning in New England. RSP17 was approved by the ISO New England board of directors on Nov. 2. The comprehensive report details power system needs for the next 10 years, through 2026, and how these needs can be addressed. Read the press release.

Wednesday
Jan112017

US Department of Energy releases Quadrennial Energy Review 1.2

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), examining an array of issues and trends affecting the electric system in North America, from bulk power generation to end user, out to 2040. The report, titled “Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System,” finds that the electric system is a critical and essential national asset and that it is a strategic imperative to protect and enhance the value of the system through modernization and transformation. The QER 1.2 conducts its analysis within the context of three overarching national goals: enhancing economic competitiveness, promoting environmental responsibility, and providing for the nation’s security. 

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jun302016

Mixing things up: ISO-NE offers additional way to view real-time fuel mix with new graph in ISO Express

Current pie chart shows fuel mix by percentage; new graph shows fuel mix by megawatt

One of the most popular features of ISO-NE’s website is the fuel-mix pie chart found on the homepage and in ISO Express. The chart is a snapshot of the fuels New England's power plants are currently using to generate electricity, by percentage. The ISO has now made a complementary graph available in ISO Express that shows the fuels New England's power plants are using to generate electricity throughout the course of a day, by megawatt. Side-by-side, the fuel mix chart and graph provide not only an instant read of the current fuels in use but also how that usage evolves over the course of the day.

Click to read more ...