Entries in transmission planning (36)


Get easy access to helpful ISO-NE maps and diagrams on new webpage

ISO New England is pleased to announce the Maps and Diagrams webpage: a new one-stop-shop for many of the ISO’s most commonly used maps and diagrams related to the electric power system, the wholesale electricity marketplace, system planning, and industry relationships. The page is also a jumping off point to other informative pages across the ISO’s expansive website. The new page can be found under the About Us tab in the Key Grid and Market Stats section.

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Regional transmission investment: Fall 2017 update

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

The ISO recently published the October 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 June 2017 update, 16 upgrades were placed in service, no new projects were added, and no major changes to project cost estimates occurred.

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Stephen Rourke, VP, system planning at ISO-NE, elected chairman of Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative

Representatives of the 20 planning authorities that are members of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) have elected Stephen Rourke, ISO-NE’s vice president for system planning, to serve as chairman of the collaborative Executive Committee through 2018.

Rourke, who has served as vice president for system planning for 11 years, has over 35 years of experience in operation of and planning for the New England bulk power system. “Interregional power system planning is a critical element in the work being done by every power system in the entire Eastern Interconnection,” Rourke noted, in order “to ensure that the individual systems and the whole interconnection continue to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective electricity to the millions of homes and businesses between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.”

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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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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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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.