May 21, 2024

Potomac Economics

NEPOOL MC Backs Further Forward Capacity Auction Delay
The NEPOOL Markets Committee approved an additional two-year delay of ISO-NE’s Forward Capacity Auction 19 to develop and implement a new seasonal capacity auction.
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Veteran Monitor McDonald to Lead ERCOT’s IMM
Jeff McDonald, a 22-year market monitoring veteran with ISO-NE and CAISO, has been hired as director of ERCOT’s Independent Market Monitor.
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Overheard at 10th Annual GCPA MISO-SPP Forum
The Gulf Coast Power Association's 10th annual MISO-SPP Forum centered its focus on the energy transition before a record crowd in New Orleans.
NEPOOL Markets Committee Briefs: Feb. 6, 2024
ISO-NE presented the NEPOOL Markets Committee with the initial results of the RTO’s Resource Capacity Accreditation.
Admin Monitor
Texas PUC Closes 1st Phase of Market Overhaul
Texas regulators have marked the closure of the first phase of their blueprint for reliability reforms to the ERCOT grid, cautioning that it’s only a first step.
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Abbott Names PUC Executive Director as Chair
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Thomas Gleeson, the Public Utility Commission’s executive director and a 15-year staffer, to chair the PUC.
We Energies
MISO Holds Steady in Mid-Jan. Storm with Help from Wind
MISO dodged the need for emergency procedures during a mid-January cold blast that brought consecutive days of subzero temperatures to the Midwest.
NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: Jan. 12, 2024
NYISO briefed the committee on an upcoming white paper to propose updates to the ISO’s resource adequacy modeling.
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ERCOT Board of Directors Briefs: Dec. 19, 2023
ERCOT staff and the ISO's Market Monitor have set aside their differences and promised to work together in improving the procurement and deployment of ancillary services.
NYISO BIC Stakeholders OK Modeling, Market Design
NYISO’s Business issues Committee approved testing of dynamic reserves, changes to the LCR optimizer, and new capacity accreditation rules.  

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