ISO-NE presented the final stage of its Operational Impact of Extreme Weather Events study to stakeholders at the NEPOOL Reliability Committee on Nov. 14.
Transmission upgrades that are needed to avoid overloads in a fully electrified New England by 2050 could cumulatively cost between $22 billion and $26 billion, ISO-NE told its Planning Advisory Committee.
ISO-NE fossil fuel generators burned 6 million gallons of oil during the recent heat wave, resulting in a 50% emissions spike over the same period in 2021.
The Northeast U.S. could meet its winter peak power needs with LNG rather than relying on oil or coal plants, argues a Houston-based entrepreneur.
FERC approved an agreement between Dynegy and its Office of Enforcement to settle allegations that the company misrepresented its plants' ramp rates to PJM.
Limited fuel supplies put the New England grid at heightened risk of emergency actions — including controlled outages — this winter, ISO-NE said.
The military has been among the leaders in seeking to make its facilities more resilient and adding renewable power, energy storage and microgrids.
Most RTOs say they are ready for winter but the possibility of fuel shortages during an extended cold spell is keeping ISO-NE officials up at night.
Fuel security and the role of traditional and non-traditional fuels in New England highlighted discussions at the 2018 NECA Fuels Conference.
New England regulators agreed that their region faces a growing winter reliability challenge but expressed skepticism over ISO-NE’s proposed solutions.
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