Entries in nuclear energy (7)

Wednesday
Mar272019

New England governors announce commitment to regional cooperation on energy issues

On March 15, the six New England governors announced a commitment to work together to evaluate regional mechanisms to help maintain critical nuclear and clean energy facilities.

In the statement, the governors said they would work “in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), to evaluate market-based mechanisms that value the contribution that existing nuclear generation resources make to regional energy security and winter reliability.”

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Wednesday
Mar062019

ISO-NE publishes 2019 Regional Electricity Outlook 

ISO New England has published its 2019 Regional Electricity Outlook (REO), an annual report looking at the trends affecting New England’s power system and the innovative solutions the ISO is pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. New England’s traditional power grid is rapidly becoming a hybrid system where electricity needs will be met by conventional resources and significant amounts of large-scale renewable resources connected to the regional transmission system, in combination with thousands of small resources connected directly to retail customers or local distribution utilities. The report describes how the ISO is working to solve the operational and market challenges that emerge during this major transformation. The 2019 REO is available at www.iso-ne.com/reo.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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