Entries in transmission planning (28)

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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Friday
Nov062015

ISO-NE publishes annual regional system planning document

ISO New England’s 2015 Regional System Plan—a comprehensive report outlining 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—is available now on the ISO’s website. The fifteenth Regional System Plan issued by the ISO is the product of a year-long, collaborative process with industry representatives and other stakeholders to analyze power system needs and solutions for the 10-year planning period through 2024. The report also summarizes power system infrastructure development to date and underway, strategic issues facing the region, and ISO New England and regional initiatives.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

DOE releases study of electric transmission infrastructure, congestion

In the 2005 Energy Policy Act, Congress directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study the status and needs of the nation’s electric transmission infrastructure every three years. DOE published studies in 2006, 2009, and most recently September 2015. The latest National Electric Transmission Congestion Study, which began in 2012, found low levels of transmission congestion in the Northeast attributable to generation and transmission additions made in recent years, particularly in New England and PJM. Lower demand for electricity following the most recent economic downturn, as well as investments in energy efficiency and demand response also contributed to the reduction in congestion.

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