Entries in transmission planning (38)

Wednesday
Feb142018

ISO-NE publishes 2018 Regional Electricity Outlook 

ISO New England has published its 2018 Regional Electricity Outlook (REO), an annual report looking at the trends and challenges affecting New England’s power system, as well as the innovative solutions the ISO is pursuing to ensure reliable electricity for the region’s homes and businesses—today and into the future. The report describes changes to the region’s electric grid over the past two decades, and how the ISO is working to keep New England on the cutting edge as the region’s electricity industry rapidly evolves towards a future of renewable and natural gas resources.

The 2018 REO, as well as webpages that highlight and expand on information and statistics in the report, are available at www.iso-ne.com/reo.

Wednesday
Nov012017

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

Update 11/1/2017: FERC has issued its order accepting the interconnection queue clustering revisions. FERC rejected all protests and determined that the clustering revisions increase efficiencies, better inform the decisions of project developers, and allow project developers to share the costs of the upgrades necessary to accommodate their interconnection. By allowing interconnection requests to be studied in a cluster, the clustering revisions should provide a means to relieve the queue backlog in northern and western Maine, which is one of the primary obstacles to interconnections in that region. 

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Monday
Oct302017

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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Wednesday
Oct252017

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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Monday
Oct232017

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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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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