Entries in system operations (35)

Tuesday
Mar222016

ISO-NE launches new “cradle to grave” repository of power system equipment dynamics data

The new system improves the reliability and cost-effectiveness of system operations, the accuracy of power system planning, and the customer experience

On March 1, ISO New England released a new Dynamics Data Management System (DDMS) that provides owners of certain power grid equipment, such as generators, dynamic reactive power devices, HVDC facilities, and special protection systems, with an easier, more efficient way to upload and update the dynamics data they are required to submit.

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Tuesday
Jan122016

Tour the ISO-NE Control Room in "Running the Electric Power Grid"

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the nerve center controlling the region’s high-voltage power system in a new booklet from ISO New England. Running the Electric Power Grid provides an overview of system operations, highlights the sophisticated technology being used in the ISO control room, and features photos of actual ISO system operators at work performing the complex, critical tasks necessary to keep power flowing to New England’s homes and businesses every minute of every day. For hard copies, send an email to info@iso-ne.com.

Monday
Nov302015

ISO-NE’s research recognized internationally by INFORMS

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.

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Tuesday
Sep292015

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.

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Monday
Jun292015

ISO-NE updates real-time fuel mix chart on iso-ne.com, ISO to Go, with enhanced market offer data

Better represents fuels being used by dual-fuel power plants

With the launch of the Energy Market Offer Flexibility Project during December 2014, dual-fuel generators are now able to submit supply offers that specify the percentage of each fuel they plan to use during the upcoming hour—called “blended offers.” The market changes are designed to give generators the flexibility to represent their cost for each fuel in their supply offers, helping to ensure that when they must switch fuels, their costs are accurately represented—an incentive for them to perform as needed.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

New England power system performed well through winter 2014/2015

Now that the winter of 2014/2015 is one for the history books, this much we know is certain: no two New England winters are alike. A confluence of regional and global factors, advance planning and preparations, and delayed cold weather during winter 2014/2015 helped alleviate the operational issues and record-high prices seen during the previous winter.

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