ISO-NE releases draft 2016 NEPOOL Scenario Analysis
ISO New England has released for stakeholder comment a draft version of 2016 NEPOOL Scenario Analysis—Implications of Public Policy on ISO New England Market Design, System Reliability and Operability, Resource Costs and Revenues, and Emissions. The report examines resource-expansion scenarios of the regional power system and the potential effects of these different future changes on resource adequacy, operating and capital costs for new resources, and options for meeting environmental policy goals. The study presents a common framework for NEPOOL participants, regional electricity market stakeholders, policymakers, and consumers to identify and discuss these issues and possible solutions.
The scope of work, assumptions, and draft results reflect input from the Planning Advisory Committee during 12 meetings held from April 2016 through February 2017. The results are presented such that readers may make their own assumptions on capital costs for new resources and transmission development costs.
The 2016 Economic Study is unrelated to an ISO fuel security analysis, which is also underway.