Entries in generator retirement (12)

Wednesday
Feb222017

ISO-NE launches 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook 

Annual report describes transformation of New England’s power system

ISO New England has published its 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook, an annual report looking at the challenges and trends impacting New England’s power system, as well as the innovative solutions the ISO and regional stakeholders are pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. The report and companion webpages look back on the changes in New England’s electricity industry over the past two decades, while exploring the changes currently underway in the region.

A full version of the 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook is available for download.

Monday
Jan302017

Media briefing focuses on state of region’s electric grid 

ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie provided reporters with an update on the state of New England’s electric system during a media briefing on Monday, January 30, 2017, held as part of the ISO on Background series. The briefing included information on New England’s power grid, the continuing transformation of the fuel resource mix and the fundamental challenges facing the region moving forward. New England is in the midst of a transition away from coal- and oil-fired power plants and towards a “hybrid” power system of larger generators, including renewable resources, and small behind-the-meter resources at customer sites. However, demand for natural gas continues to rise, challenging the region’s fuel security—the assurance that sufficient fuel will be available for power plants to generate the electricity when needed. Watch the briefing, or view van Welie’s presentation and remarks from the event.

ISO on Background is a series of periodic briefings designed to provide members of the media with an informal opportunity to learn more about the trends affecting New England’s electricity industry and ISO New England’s role in the region’s power system.

Wednesday
Aug312016

ISO-NE employee honored with UVIG 2016 technical achievement award

The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has recognized John Simonelli, Director of Operations Support Services for ISO New England, with a 2016 Annual Achievement Award for leadership in industry education on the need for ancillary services and their provision from all resources.

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Wednesday
Mar022016

Hot off the press: 2016 Regional Electricity Outlook with new companion webpages

Report provides in-depth look at the state of the grid, regional challenges, and ISO-NE innovations

ISO New England has published its annual report on the state of New England’s power system and the innovative solutions the ISO and regional stakeholders are pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. From the ISO’s bird’s-eye view, the report also explores the unprecedented change currently underway in New England’s electricity industry and its ramifications.

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Tuesday
Jan262016

ISO-NE CEO briefs media on state of the New England grid

ISO New England CEO Gordon van Welie updated reporters on the state of New England’s power system during the ISO’s eighth annual ISO on Background media briefing. The briefing provided facts and figures regarding the power grid, and outlined the continuing transformation of the region’s resource mix. The trends that are well underway in New England include continued growth of natural-gas-fired generation, with record-low wholesale prices in 2015 when natural gas pipelines were unconstrained. The transformation also includes more retirements of power plants that don’t use natural gas, and growing levels of resources on the customer side of the meter including solar, demand-response, and energy efficiency. View van Welie’s presentation and remarks from the January 26, event.

ISO New England periodically hosts briefings to provide members of the media with an informal opportunity to learn more about the trends affecting New England’s electricity industry and ISO New England’s role in the region’s power system.

Friday
Nov062015

ISO-NE publishes annual regional system planning document

ISO New England’s 2015 Regional System Plan—a comprehensive report outlining the region’s progress to date in upgrading the power system to help ensure reliability and forecasts future needs and how they may be addressed—is available now on the ISO’s website. The fifteenth Regional System Plan issued by the ISO is the product of a year-long, collaborative process with industry representatives and other stakeholders to analyze power system needs and solutions for the 10-year planning period through 2024. The report also summarizes power system infrastructure development to date and underway, strategic issues facing the region, and ISO New England and regional initiatives.

The report discusses: 

  • The long-term load forecast for New England, including energy consumption and peak demand projections
  • Transmission system developments and resource additions to date
  • In-progress and future transmission projects needed for reliability
  • Strategic issues facing the region, including natural gas infrastructure constraints; increasing generator retirements; and the integration of renewable resources

 View the press release and the full report.