Entries in transmission planning (24)

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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Friday
Jun242016

Regional transmission investment: summer 2016 update

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

The ISO recently published the June 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 5 upgrades on the project list have been placed in service since the March 2016 update, including projects in Southwest Connecticut; Greater Hartford/Central Connecticut; the Auburn, Massachusetts area; the Acushnet, Massachusetts area; and Greater Boston. Additionally, cost estimate changes were made for the Southern New Hampshire and Greater Boston projects.

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Friday
Apr152016

Eastern Interconnection planning authorities analyzed interregional impacts and transfer capabilities for 2025 summer and winter peak hours

ISO New England and other electric power system planning authorities are members of a collaborative that plans and conducts studies for the entire Eastern Interconnection. The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) studies are used to support state, provincial, regional, and federal policy decision making. EIPC has recently published its latest analysis, the Report for 2025 Summer and Winter Roll-Up Integration Cases

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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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Thursday
Feb042016

Explainer: ISO New England has no role in setting transmission rates

In late December 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiated an inquiry into the transmission rates charged by transmission owners in the ISO New England region. FERC initiated the inquiry, including settlement proceedings, after concluding that the rates set by the transmission owners “appear to be unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory or preferential” and that the ISO New England Open Access Transmission Tariff lacks adequate transparency and challenge procedures regarding the transmission rates.

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Friday
Nov062015

Regional transmission investment: fall 2015 update

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

The ISO recently published the October 2015 update to the Regional System Plan (RSP) Project List, which details Pool Transmission Facility (PTF) projects needed to ensure reliability in New England. The report lists two new projects and 9 projects placed into service since the June 2015 update, including two for the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP).

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