Entries in transmission planning (23)

Wednesday
Feb222017

ISO-NE launches 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook 

Annual report describes transformation of New England’s power system

ISO New England has published its 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook, an annual report looking at the challenges and trends impacting New England’s power system, as well as the innovative solutions the ISO and regional stakeholders are pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. The report and companion webpages look back on the changes in New England’s electricity industry over the past two decades, while exploring the changes currently underway in the region.

A full version of the 2017 Regional Electricity Outlook is available for download.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Grid in the balance: Mass.-based magazine publishes opinion piece from ISO-NE CEO on the state of the region’s electric grid

CommonWealth Magazine, a public policy-oriented quarterly publication in Massachusetts, has published an opinion piece, entitled "Grid in the Balance" by Gordon van Welie, ISO New England’s CEO, on the successes and concerns facing the region’s electric grid.

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Monday
Oct312016

Regional transmission investment: Fall 2016 update

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

The ISO recently published the October 2016 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. No new projects were added, but 8 upgrades on the project list have been placed in service since the June 2016 update, including projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Additionally, some project cost estimate have decreased since the June update.

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Wednesday
Oct262016

New ISO-NE webpage highlights the growing impact of solar power across the six states

Heat maps and load profiles illustrate solar power’s growing effects on the regional power system and grid operations

ISO New England is pleased to announce a new webpage, Solar Power in New England. Explore how solar power capacity is expected to grow, see how it’s already reducing the amount of electricity demanded from the grid at certain times of day, and learn why this creates challenges for ISO forecasting and grid operations.

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Friday
Sep022016

Results of three stakeholder-requested economic studies on wind development

In addition to the engineering studies conducted regularly to ensure long-term reliability of the region’s bulk power system, ISO New England conducts up to three economic studies annually at the request of regional stakeholders. Each study analyzes the economic impacts of a power system scenario developed by those requesting the study. Each study’s scope of work and assumptions of future conditions are largely defined by the requestors, with input from both the Planning Advisory Committee and ISO New England.

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Friday
Aug262016

Reminder: Next Regional System Plan to be issued in 2017; no 2016 public meeting or report

Article originally published in March 2016: ISO-NE transitions from annual to biennial publication of comprehensive report on system planning for New England

In response to stakeholder requests, ISO New England will be publishing the next Regional System Plan (RSP) in 2017. The RSP summarizes 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. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the change in a March 11 letter order.

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