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.  

Apr 15    Demand Curve Design Improvements filed.  ISO-NE and NEPOOL jointly file Tariff revisions to 
              implement a proposed methodology for establishing system-wide and zonal demand curves in the Forward
              Capacity Market.  Comment date May 6, 2016.  View filing.

Apr 15    FERC conditionally accepts Generator Interconnection Revisions.  The FERC accepted, effective 
              April 17, 2016, revisions to OATT Schedules 22, 23 and 25 that incorporate certain interconnection process 
              improvements.  In accepting the revisions, the FERC directed ISO-NE to file, on or before May 6, revisions to 
              the SGIA to include the definition of “study case” and update the definition of “interconnection request” or, 
              alternatively, explain their exclusion from the SGIA.  View order.

Apr 12    FERC issues order conditionally accepting FCM Resource Retirement Reforms Filing. 
With one
              exception, the FERC conditionally accepted, effective March 1, 2016, changes proposed by ISO-NE and its 
              Internal Market Monitor (IMM) to the FCM rules for resource retirements.  ISO-NE was directed, on or before 
              May 12, to submit a compliance filing with tariff revisions “establishing a materiality threshold for determining 
              whether or not a particular proxy de-list bid will replace a Retirement Bid in an FCA.  Although [the External 
              Market Monitor] proposes a threshold of 15 percent of the IMM’s determined price, ISO-NE and the IMM may 
              propose another percentage as appropriate.”  View order.

Apr 11    New NEPOOL Officers for Markets and Transmission Committees.  Effective April 11, Alex Kuznecow
              takes over the reigns as Chairman of the Markets Committee, Erin Wasik-Guttierez is the Markets Committee 
              Secretary, and Jay Dwyer is the Transmission Committee Secretary.  Best  wishes to Alex, Erin, and Jay in 
              their new positions.

Apr 8      FERC issues order in Demand Curve Changes Remand Proceeding.  In its order, the FERC affirmed its
              earlier finding that the renewables exemption from the minimum offer price rule is just and reasonable, and
              not unduly discriminatory or preferential.  View order.

May 6          Participants Committee - teleconference.  materials.

May 10        Markets Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree.  materials.

May 12        Budget & Finance Subcommittee - teleconference.  materials.

May 17        Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

May 18-19  PAC - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials - May 18; May 19.

May 24        Transmission Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.  

May 24        Stability Task Force Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

May 25        Demand Resources WG - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

May 26        Transmission Task Force - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

May 27        Power Supply Planning Committee Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.
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