Final CLG meeting of 2023 featured discussion with ISO-NE leaders; video available

The CLG meets quarterly and attracts a diverse group of attendees at each meeting. Meetings are free and open to the public.

The final Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) meeting of 2023 featured discussions with representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and ISO New England’s Board of Directors.

A video recording and summary of the December 6 meeting are available online.

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond provided the community welcome.

The meeting began with a community welcome by Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, chief of environment, energy, and open space for the City of Boston. White-Hammond underscored the role of environmental justice, particularly as electrification of the heating and transportation sectors necessitates new energy infrastructure.

A question-and-answer period followed the keynote address.

Matt Christiansen, FERC general counsel, provided the keynote address. Christiansen provided an overview of FERC’s critical roles and jurisdiction, and engaged in a question-and-answer period with attendees.

ISO New England Board of Directors member Steve Corneli, left, and CEO Gordon van Welie responded to questions about electric system reliability and environmental priorities.

A discussion followed with ISO New England Board of Directors member Steve Corneli and President and CEO Gordon van Welie.

The meeting concluded with an ISO New England Regional Update presented by Anne George, vice president, chief external affairs and communications officer. The update covered monthly wholesale electricity prices, an outlook on the winter season, and the ISO’s 2050 Transmission Study.

Jacob Powsner, a Consumer Liaison Group Coordinating Committee member, participates in the question-and-answer period with ISO New England Board of Directors member Steve Corneli and CEO Gordon van Welie.

The CLG is a forum for sharing information between the ISO and electricity consumers in New England. The group meets quarterly, and the next meeting will be held in March in Portland, Maine. 

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