Entries in nuclear energy (4)

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.

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
Oct132015

ISO New England's response to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station retirement request

On Monday October 12, 2015, Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing submitted to ISO New England a formal request to retire its Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by June 1, 2019. Pilgrim, a 680-megawatt (MW) electric generating plant located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is among the region’s largest power plants and is one of three remaining nuclear stations in New England. Entergy’s 620-MW Vermont Yankee Nuclear power plant retired in December 2014. In 2014, nuclear power generated 34% of the electricity produced in New England. Read the press release.

Thursday
Sep172015

FERC approves reliability program for winters 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018

Proposal selected is nearly identical to last year’s program

On July 15, 2015, ISO New England and the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) filed alternative Winter Reliability Program (WRP) proposals with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address the region’s well-documented reliability challenges over the next three winters.

Building on the critical role the first and second Winter Reliability programs’ played in ensuring power system reliability through two difficult winters, the proposals for winters 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018 were designed to carry the region through until 2018, when new market-based performance incentives will go into effect that are expected to address the region’s reliability concerns.

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