ISO New England CEO Gordon van Welie was invited to speak at the 2016 CIGRE Session held in Paris, France on August 21 – 26, 2016. CIGRE, the International Council on Large Electric Systems, holds week-long sessions every two years attracting thousands of senior executives, engineers, and experts from the worldwide power industry to discuss emerging issues and opportunities for high-voltage electric systems.
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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.
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.
ISO highlights importance of efficient wholesale markets; notes that additional energy infrastructure is needed to maintain reliability and meet regional environmental goals
On June 28, Gordon van Welie, President & CEO of ISO New England, submitted comments to the US Department of Energy (DOE) as it prepares to write the second iteration (“Version 1.2”) of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). For the 2016 QER, the DOE is focusing on the entirety of the electric system in the United States and North America from bulk power generation to end user.
ISO-NE incorporates wind-powered resources into real-time dispatch with Do Not Exceed Dispatch Project
The change helps improve price formation in the markets and marks an important milestone in ISO New England’s efforts to efficiently integrate renewable resources
On May 25, the region’s wind-powered resources and intermittent hydro resources began taking electronic dispatch instructions from ISO New England for the first time and became eligible to set real-time prices in the wholesale electricity marketplace. These changes were effected by the Do Not Exceed (DNE) Dispatch Project in which the ISO worked with stakeholders to implement a modified electronic dispatch method for these intermittent resources. The new system is expected to improve price formation in the marketplace and system use of low-cost renewable resources in areas with limited transmission capacity by:
ISO-NE marks Earth Day 2016 with an update on energy-efficiency, solar, and wind resources in New England
How the region is on its way to meeting states’ “green power” goals
New Englanders take note: as the world marks the 46th annual Earth Day on Friday, April 22, widespread efforts are well underway here, in our six-state region, to develop cleaner sources of electric energy and reduce electricity use. ISO New England has been working closely with both the states and industry stakeholders to help quantify and integrate regional developments related to energy-efficiency (EE) programs and wind and solar resources, two renewable sources of power.