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 Chairman 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.  

Jan 10     Reliability Committee meeting scheduled for Jan 24 to discuss ISO-NE's Operational Fuel-
                Security Analysis. 
A Reliability Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24th 
               (9:30am-4:30pm) at the DoubleTree Hotel, Westborough, MA to review and discuss ISO-NE's analysis of the 
               operational impacts of growing fuel-security issues in the region. Meeting materials are posted here

Jan 8       FERC terminates DOE NOPR rulemaking proceeding (RM18-1) and initiates a new Grid Resilience 
                in RTO/ISOs proceeding (AD18-7). 
In terminating the DOE NOPR proceeding, the FERC concluded that 
               the Proposed Rule and comments received did not support FERC action under Section 206 of the Federal 
               Power Act, but did suggest the need for further examination by the FERC and market participants of the risks 
               that the bulk power system faces and possible ways to address those risks in the changing electric markets.  
               Accordingly, the FERC initiated a new proceeding to evaluate the resilience of the bulk power system in 
               RTO/ISO regions, directed each RTO/ISO to submit information on certain resilience issues and concerns, and 
               committed to use the information submitted to evaluate whether additional FERC action regarding resilience is 
               appropriate.  RTO submissions are due on or before March 9, 2018; reply comments by interested entities are 
               due on or before April 9, 2018.  View order here.

Jan 8       ISO-NE files CASPR (Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources) Proposal.  
               ISO-NE filed revisions to the Forward Capacity Market rules to better accommodate states’ out-of-market
               procurements, including financial incentives for existing resources to transfer their capacity obligations to 
               new sponsored policy resources and to permanently exit the capacity market.  Comments on this filing are 
               due on or before January 29.  View filing here.

Jan 18      Planning Advisory Committee - webex.  materials.

Jan 24      Transmission Committee - teleconference (9-9:30)materials.

Jan 24      Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel (9:30-4:30).  materials.

Jan 29      Membership Subcommittee - teleconference.  materials.

Jan 31      Demand Resources WG - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE Boston Conf. Room.  materials.

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