Entries in transmission planning (32)

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
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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