Entries in new england states (37)


ISO-NE proposes solution to harmonize competitive markets and subsidized resources

ISO New England has posted a four-page outline of its proposal to address concerns about subsidized new resources’ participation in the Forward Capacity Market and their potential effects, including depressed prices or excess capacity. The ISO’s concept proposes to closely coordinate the entry of (subsidized) new resources with the exit of (unsubsidized) existing capacity resources. A more detailed paper explaining the proposal will be released in the near future.

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ISO, stakeholders discuss future of renewable energy at roundtable in Boston

On Friday, March 24, 2017, Michael Henderson, director of regional planning and coordination, delivered a presentation at the New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable on the ISO’s 2016 Economic Study, which looks at renewable energy development under six different scenarios developed by the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL).

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The New England states have an ongoing framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Here’s a rundown of regional and state goals

While much attention is given nationally to the topic of climate change, the six New England states have been working for more than 15 years to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on both a regional and state level. The states are addressing climate policy through both legislative mandates and aspirational, non-binding goals.

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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.

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ISO-NE staff brief legislators throughout New England

As elected officials kick off their 2017 legislative sessions, several energy committees have invited ISO New England to give briefings on issues related to the regional electric grid. The ISO's External Affairs representatives are traveling throughout the region to  provide the committees an overview of the bulk power system, including power system operations, transmission planning, and wholesale electricity markets, as well as data and information pertinent to the respective states. The presentations also highlight what the ISO has identified as the top reliability risks to the region’s electric grid: inadequate natural gas infrastructure, the retirement of non-gas-fired power plants, and maintaining reliability as increasing amounts of distributed and intermittent resources come online.

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island select projects to move forward under Clean Energy RFP

On October 24, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island released their evaluation of the projects submitted in response to the Clean Energy Request for Proposals (RFP) and announced that they collectively selected projects that represent approximately 460 megawatts (MW) of clean energy for New England’s wholesale market. Projects selected must successfully complete contract negotiations by mid-January 2017 and submit contracts for regulatory approval by March 1, 2017, before final acceptance.

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