Entries in winter (19)

Tuesday
Oct302018

Upcoming webinar: Energy Market Opportunity Costs

Registration is open for the webinar, Energy Market Opportunity Costs that will be held on November 13, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will provide an overview of what energy market opportunity costs are, how they are estimated by ISO New England, and how they can be used by market participants. The focus will be on the initial project phase that is limited to oil and dual-fuel resources. It will also include information on where opportunity cost information can be found in the Customer and Asset Management System (CAMS) Internal Market Monitor Asset Characteristics (IMMAC) module. Questions? Email the training team at MkTraining@iso-ne.com.

Wednesday
Apr252018

Winter 2017/2018 recap: Historic cold snap reinforces findings in Operational Fuel-Security Analysis

Weather always plays a crucial role in how ISO New England operates the region's power grid, and that was certainly the case as New England faced a historic two-week cold snap in late December and early January that sent temperatures plunging and nearly pushed the bulk power system to the brink.

"The cold temperatures, together with winter storms and other complicating factors, led to some of the most challenging conditions our system operators have ever had to navigate," said Peter Brandien, ISO New England's vice president for system operations.

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Sunday
Jan072018

Power Systems Update: New England grid operations through recent bitter cold weather and preparation for winter storm

January 7 Power Systems Update 

As of Sunday, January 7, New England’s bulk power system continues to operate reliably during this extremely frigid weather covering New England and the Northeast. Nevertheless, managing the region’s power system through these conditions continues to be challenging, primarily because of fuel availability.

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Thursday
Nov302017

2017/2018 winter outlook: sufficient electricity supplies expected

Natural gas pipeline constraints remain a concern; final Winter Reliability Program implemented

Electricity supplies should be sufficient to meet New England’s consumer demand for electricity this winter, but possible natural gas pipeline constraints could limit electricity production from natural gas power plants. The ISO’s fifth and final Winter Reliability Program has been implemented to incentivize power plants to procure sufficient fuel before winter begins. The interim reliability program is ending after this winter due to new capacity market performance incentive rules that go into effect June 1, 2018. View the press release for more information and download our winter outlook fact sheet.

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Friday
Oct272017

Update on the 2017/2018 Winter Reliability Program

6/11/18 update: Final program values posted. Please note that the number of program oil barrels used differs from the actual amount of oil burned regionally because participation is capped for each participating generator. Additionally, not all generators participate in the program. Read "Winter 2017/2018 recap: Historic cold snap reinforces findings in Operational Fuel-Security Analysis" to learn how the winter reliability program has provided critical support again this winter.

For the fifth year in a row, a winter reliability program is in effect in New England to address seasonal reliability challenges created by constraints on New England’s interstate natural gas pipeline system. The program is a short-term, cost-effective effort to help ensure eligible generators have the fuel needed to operate reliably during very cold winter periods.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Requests to participate in 2017/2018 Winter Reliability Program due October 1

Market participants: Requests to participate in the Oil Program, LNG Program, or Demand Response Program are due to ISO New England Customer Service by October 1, 2017. 

Read FERC approves reliability program for winters 2015/2016, 2016/2017, and 2017/2018 to learn more about the Winter Reliability Program and why the ISO is implementing these programs for the coming three winters.

See the Winter Program Payment Rate page for details on payment rates.