Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island received more than 30 project proposals from bidders responding to the three-state request for proposals (RFP) for clean energy and transmission projects issued on November 12, 2015. Public versions of the bids submitted by the January 28, 2016 bid submission deadline have been posted to the Clean Energy RFP website.
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On January 12, President of the United States Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address to Congress. As he has in several previous addresses, President Obama spent considerable time discussing his desire to address climate change and boost US output of renewable energy.
Paper outlines innovative model for unit commitment as system uncertainty increases
A research paper by ISO New England’s Business Architecture and Technology (BAT) team was among the finalists for 2015’s prestigious Best Publication Award in Energy from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The paper, “Adaptive Robust Optimization for the Security Constrained Unit Commitment Problem,” describes the pioneering application of a powerful risk management modeling tool in the electricity industry. The paper won honorable mention (second place) out of numerous journal articles from operations researchers and professionals around the globe. Originally published in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, the journal article is having significant influence; it’s been referenced by researchers in almost 300 other academic and industry publications so far.
ISO-NE releases updated discussion paper on the role of the capacity market in ensuring a reliable, renewable energy future
On October 30, 2015, ISO New England released the discussion paper, The Importance of a Performance-Based Capacity Market to Ensure Reliability as the Grid Adapts to a Renewable Energy Future. The paper has been updated from the original version published in June to include stakeholder feedback. The purpose of the paper is to inform discussions with the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC), the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), and the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) about the interaction of competitive wholesale electricity market design and state policy objectives for renewable energy.
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.
ISO-NE invited to share research and experiences at influential 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
ISO engineers make strong showing, receive accolades on research related to new technologies for “Powering Up the Next Generation”
As in past years, several ISO New England power system engineers were asked to share their expertise, findings, and business-case experience at the 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in July. The Power & Energy Society (PES) is a highly regarded international association for leaders in the field of electric power engineering and is part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. Through their participation in the PES, ISO employees help expand the knowledge base and advance the industry.