Entries in transmission planning (38)

Tuesday
Oct302018

Regional transmission investment: Fall 2018 update

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

The ISO recently published the October 2018 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 June 2018 update, 12 upgrades were placed in service, two new projects were added, and the cost estimate of one major reliability project decreased $29.8 million. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 787 project components representing an investment of $10.7 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

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Thursday
Oct042018

Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative completes report on the state of the Eastern Interconnection

The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) has issued a report on the State of the Eastern Interconnection, the collection of power systems serving two-thirds of the US and Canada. The report describes the extensive coordinated planning undertaken by the collaborative’s 20 major transmission Planning Coordinators since 2009 to maintain the reliability of the bulk power grid throughout the Eastern Interconnection. Read the press release.

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Wednesday
Jun202018

Regional transmission investment: Summer 2018 update

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

The ISO recently published the June 2018 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 2018 update, 7 upgrades were placed in service and no new projects were added. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 775 project components representing an investment of $10.56 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

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Tuesday
May082018

NYISO, PJM, and ISO New England interregional committee releases 2017 Northeast Coordinated System Plan

No new needs identified for interregional transmission projects

The interconnections between neighboring electric power systems allow for the exchange of electric energy and capacity, facilitating access to a wider diversity of resources and the more economic trading of energy. Identifying the need for interregional transmission projects and regional system reinforcements, quantifying their possible benefits and other impacts, and resolving planning issues with potential cross-border effects can enhance the reliability and efficiency of the power system overall. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), ISO New England (ISO-NE), and PJM (i.e., the Regional Transmission Organization [RTO] for all or parts of 13 eastern and Midwestern states and the District of Columbia) work collaboratively to coordinate the planning of their interconnected systems. On April 24, 2018, the ISO/RTOs released the 2017 Northeast Coordinated System Plan (NCSP17), which summarizes the group’s 2016 and 2017 interregional planning efforts.

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Thursday
May032018

ISO-NE successfully completes FERC audit of competitive transmission planning process, financial requirements, and more

On April 18, 2018, ISO New England received a successful audit report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Division of Audits and Accounting (DAA). The audit evaluated the ISO’s compliance during the period of July 10, 2013, through June 30, 2017, with the ISO Open Access Transmission Tariff; FERC Order No. 1000, which established new electric transmission planning and cost allocation requirements; and FERC’s accounting, reporting, and record-retention requirements. The DAA found no incidents of noncompliance.

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Thursday
Mar292018

Regional transmission investment: Spring 2018 update

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

The ISO recently published the March 2018 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 October 2017 update, 22 upgrades were placed in service and no new projects were added. Since 2002, a cumulative total of 768 project components representing an investment of $10.4 billion have been placed into service to help ensure that New England’s transmission system continues to reliably and efficiently move wholesale electricity across the region.

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