Entries in wholesale markets (27)

Tuesday
Jan302018

The benefits of competitive markets: Boston Business Journal publishes opinion piece by ISO-NE CEO

An opinion piece by Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England, appeared in January in the Boston Business Journal. “Viewpoint: Competitive electricity markets have transformed New England’s power grid” outlines the transformation of the regional power grid that has been accomplished by 20 years of competitive wholesale electricity markets. The op-ed notes that competition sends economic signals that encourage investment in power plants, transmission, and new technologies, and the markets have shifted investment risks from ratepayers to investors. “The result has been wholesale power prices that accurately reflect the cost of producing power, and a more reliable, cleaner power grid.” (A subscription to the journal may be required to access the article).

Monday
Jan082018

ISO-NE files proposal to harmonize competitive markets and state-sponsored resources 

ISO New England today filed proposed tariff changes with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) designed to help accommodate the entry of state-sponsored renewable resources into the Forward Capacity Market (FCM) over time, while protecting the competitive pricing mechanisms that enable the market to work as designed. The ISO’s proposal, Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR), was developed following the New England Power Pool’s (NEPOOL) Integrating Markets and Public Policy (IMAPP) process, a stakeholder forum aimed at identifying and discussing potential wholesale market design changes that would enable competitive markets to better accommodate state public policy objectives in New England.

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Monday
Dec182017

Download the latest edition of ISO-NE’s Wholesale Markets Project Plan

The December release of 2017 Wholesale Markets Project Plan (WMPP) is now available on the ISO’s website. The WMPP describes the current status of market initiatives (including the progress of market projects cited in the Annual Work Plan) and is updated biannually in the summer and winter. Stakeholders can stay up-to-date on market projects by following them from introduction to implementation within the WMPP page, which consolidates access to the Annual Work Plan, WMPP, Markets Committee Two-Month Look-Ahead Forecast, Markets Committee meeting agendas and materials, Key Projects and a listing of Closed Market Design Projects. Quick links to FERC Filings and Orders and our Customer Readiness page are also available to further inform and support NEPOOL’s Principal Committees.

Tuesday
Oct102017

Get ready to fall back to Eastern Standard Time  

New England will return to Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, November 5, when at 2:00 a.m., clocks must be set back one hour to 1:00 a.m. Each of the ISO's market applications is unique and will function differently during this transition. Here are the things market participants need to know to prepare.

1. Bids and offers that use upload and downloads for the eM

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Friday
Jul282017

ISO-NE CEO emphasizes importance of market changes, fuel security in appearance before Congress

On July 26, Gordon van Welie, President & CEO of ISO New England, testified on Capitol Hill on the ISO’s efforts to further electric reliability and prepare wholesale electricity markets for an expected influx of renewable energy resources driven by state public policy initiatives. At the hearing, the US House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Energy Subcommittee heard from representatives from all seven U.S. Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations on the benefits of wholesale markets as well initiatives undertaken by individual ISO/RTOs to meet regionally-specific challenges.

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Wednesday
May032017

ISO-NE Chief Economist participates in FERC technical conference on markets and state policies

On May 1 and 2, ISO New England Chief Economist Dr. Matthew White participated in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference to “explore how the competitive wholesale markets can select resources of interest to state policy makers while preserving the benefits of regional markets and economic resource selection.” Dr. White joined two panels comprised of representatives from neighboring grid operators, the New England states, and other regional stakeholders.

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