Entries in transmission planning (29)

Monday
Oct022017

Consumer Liaison Group discusses FERC Order 1000 and hosted VT governor at September 2017 meeting

The Consumer Liaison Group held its most recent quarterly meeting on September 7, in Woodstock, VT. The meeting featured special guest speaker Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont (pictured left); an update from ISO New England; and a panel discussion, New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where Are We?

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Wednesday
Sep132017

ISO-NE, NEPOOL, and PTO AC make joint filing regarding the interconnection clustering methodology 

ISO New England, jointly with the New England Power Pool Participants Committee and the Participating Transmission Owners Administrative Committee, has filed proposed tariff changes to incorporate a new clustering methodology in the ISO’s interconnection procedures. When specific conditions are present in the ISO’s interconnection queue, the proposed methodology would allow two or more interconnection requests to be analyzed in the same System Impact Study and for developers to share costs for certain interconnection-related transmission upgrades. Typically, each individual interconnection request involves complex and often lengthy engineering studies to identify the necessary system upgrades to accommodate the proposed resource. Therefore at times, individual interconnection projects are not able or willing to make the necessary system upgrade investments. 

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Tuesday
Aug222017

Vermont Governor Phil Scott will be special guest speaker at Consumer Liaison Group meeting on September 7

The next meeting of the Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) will be held on September 7 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, VT. The topic will be, “New England Transmission in a FERC Order 1000 World: Where are We?” Panelists include: Jason Marshall, General Counsel, New England States Committee on Electricity; Mary Ellen Paravalos, Vice President, ISO, Siting & Compliance, Eversource Energy; Colin Owyang, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Vermont Electric Power Company; and Donald Jessome, Chief Executive Officer, Transmission Developers Inc. Register today!

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Thursday
Aug032017

Former administrator of US EPA Gina McCarthy to keynote RSP Public Meeting on September 14

ISO New England’s public forum on the draft 2017 Regional System Plan (RSP) will take place at the Seaport Boston Hotel on September 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advanced registration is required; preliminary agenda is below.

The RSP forecasts New England’s electricity needs over the next 10 years and describes how the region’s power system can continue to meet those needs. The plan includes forecasts of demand, the development of resources needed to meet demand and replace retired resources, transmission upgrades needed for reliability, and strategic issues facing the region’s power grid. The ISO develops the plan through a collaborative process involving New England state regulators and policymakers, companies doing business in the wholesale electricity marketplace, consumer organizations, and other interested stakeholders. The final 2017 Regional System Plan will be issued later in the fall.

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Thursday
Jun292017

ISO-NE marks 20th anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of ISO New England, commemorating two decades of reliable grid operation, the development and administration of new competitive wholesale electricity markets, and planning for the long-term reliability of the system.

Since its creation on July 1, 1997, ISO New England has been a stable presence in an ever-changing energy industry landscape. Learn more about New England's industry progress over the past 20 years and read the press release.

Thursday
Jun292017

Regional transmission investment: Summer 2017 update

730 projects put into service since 2002 to fortify New England’s transmission system

The ISO recently published the June 2017 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. Since the March 2017 update, 2 projects plus a portion of a third were cancelled, 16 upgrades were placed in service across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, and 2 new projects were added. Additionally, some project cost estimates changed, and in-service dates for 4 projects were moved into 2022.

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