Tag Archives: electric grid

ISO-NE Market Rules Update

Effective June 1, ISO-NE implemented a number of changes to its market rules, systems, and procedures related to the operation of the regional wholesale electricity markets. The most significant of these changes include:

  1. the Forward Capacity Market Pay for Performance initiative (“PFP”); and
  2. the Price-Responsive Demand (PRD) structure.

The two programs, released simultaneously earlier this month, will affect both traditional generation resources and demand response resources alike.… More

MA DPU Approves Significant Investments and Upgrades to State’s Grid Modernization Technologies

On May 10, 2018, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an Order approving significant grid-facing investments and upgrades to the state’s electric grid. Specifically, the DPU’s Order authorizes Massachusetts’ utility companies to make $220 million in grid-facing investments in grid modernization technologies over the next three years to upgrade their distribution systems to improve the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. In the Order, the DPU noted that the Order establishes the platform and the method for the electric distribution companies to make initial investments in grid modernization technologies to upgrade their current infrastructure and to increase the use of renewable energy,… More

Massachusetts DPU Presents Straw Proposal For Modernizing The Electric Grid

179219_4449On December 23rd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued a straw proposal in docket 12-76 outlining a regulatory mechanism intended to advance modernization of the electric grid in Massachusetts.  The DPU’s proposal follows a year of public process that resulted in a stakeholder “working group” that submitted a report to the DPU in July.  Comments on this important proposal are due by January 17th and hearings are scheduled for February.… More