NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL                                                                    


The New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) was established in 1971 as a voluntary association of market participants from the six New England States.  The Participants Committee is the principal governing body of NEPOOL, which considers and acts on all matters affecting the New England region’s wholesale electric power arrangements, either directly or by delegation. The Participants Committee is made up of six energy Sectors in which every NEPOOL Participant, together with its Related Persons, is entitled to have a member and alternate.  The six Sectors are each represented by an Officer that is selected by the Sector on an annual basis. A Committee Chairperson is elected from among those Officers.  The Participants Committee meets monthly in a New England locale, typically in Boston or its environs, and has an annual Summer Meeting, typically at the end of June, at locations throughout the New England States.  

May 21  FERC schedules Jul 15 Public Meeting on Fuel Security.  The FERC issued a notice that it will convene a 
              staff-led public meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019, beginning at 10:00 am (ET) at FERC headquarters.  
              This staff-led public meeting will consist of three, 90-minute presentations by ISO-NE, NEPOOL stakeholders, 
              and representatives from New England states with time for questions from Commission staff and Commissioners 
reserved at the end of the meeting.  The public meeting is in response to the 
              Apr 22 joint ISO-NE, NECPUC and NEPOOL request for such a meeting.  Information related to the public meeting 
              will be provided in a supplemental notice.  The May 21 notice may be viewed here.

May 8    FERC issues deficiency letter in response to ISO-NE's filing of its interim Inventoried 
              Energy Program (Chapter 2B Proposal) (ER19-1428).  
The FERC issued a deficiency letter requesting 
             additional information in order to process ISO-NE's Chapter 2B Proposal.  ISO-NE's responses to the questions 
             posed in the letter are due on or before June 7, 2019. The deficiency letter can be viewed here.

Apr 22   ISO-NE, NESCOE and NEPOOL request noticed, FERC staff-led meeting at FERC HQ during the 
              week of Jul 22 to address longer-term energy security solutions (Docket Nos. ER18-2364 and 
In light of the application of the ex parte rules in the Winter Fuel Security (Chapter 3 Proceeding), 
             and in order to allow for a preview of proposals and issues with FERC staff, both to assist the FERCs 
             understanding of the issues and to receive any preliminary feedback and direction, ISO-NE, NESCOE and NEPOOL 
             requested the FERC notice and hold a joint, public, staff-led meeting to be held the week of Jul 22 to create a 
             forum for pre-filing discussions without violating the ex parte limitations. View request here.

Apr 16   FERC dismisses Petition for Energy Efficiency M&V Declaratory Order (EL19-43).  The FERC dismissed 
             as premature the petition for declaratory order filed by Advanced Energy Economy and Sustainable FERC Project 
             related to potential future changes to the manner in which ISO-NE measures demand reduction values of energy 
             efficiency resources for purposes of participating in the Forward Capacity Market.  The FERC found that the harm 
             alleged in the Petition was speculative in light of ISO-NE’s clarification that it has not made any proposal, nor does 
             it currently have any plans, to change its M&V standards.  If parties believe that ISO-NE’s future actions violate 
             the Tariff or the FPA, they may file a complaint pursuant to FPA section 206 at that time. 
             View order

Apr 12   FERC denies request for extension of time to submit comments on ISO-NE’s Interim Winter Energy 
              Security (Chapter 2B) Proposal (ER19-1428). 
Comment date remains April 15, 2019.  View notice here.

Apr 10   FERC denies RTO Insider Press Policy Complaint.  View order here. 

Apr 4     EIPC issues report on the Eastern Connection's Frequency Response.
  The analysis by the Eastern 
             Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) demonstrated that the Eastern Interconnection’s resource mix 
             over the next 5 years will retain sufficient system inertia to maintain adequate frequency response.  
             View Report here.

Apr 2     NESCOE issues 2018 Annual Report.  View here.

Apr 1     ISO-NE issues Energy Security Improvements Discussion Paper.  View here.

May 23     Planning Advisory Committee Grid Transformation Day - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.

May 29     Demand Resources Working Group - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

May 30     Power Supply Planning Committee - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.
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