NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL

Welcome

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 30     FERC issues a series of FCM-related orders.  In response to 2 separate complaints and a number of
                pending requests for rehearing of prior FCM-related orders, the FERC took the following actions:
                    •  denied NEPGA's PER Complaint seeking modification or elimination of the FCM PER Adjustment
                         mechanism (EL15-25); view order 
                    •  denied the Exelon/Calpine Complaint challenging the New Entry Pricing Rule (EL15-23); view order
                    •  denied NEPGA's request for rehearing and/or clarification of the Jan 24, 2014 FCM Administrative
                         Pricing-related orders (EL14-7); view order

                    •  denied rehearing of the Demand Curve Changes order, but clarified (agreeing with Exelon and Entergy)
                         that a resource that elects to utilize the renewables minimum offer price rule exemption should not 
                         also be allowed to utilize the new resource lock-in) and directed ISO-NE to submit a 30-day compliance
                         filing clarifying that a resource may not utilize both the renewable resource exemption and the new
                         resource price lock-in (ER14-1639-001); and
                    •  denied rehearing of the Jan 24, 2014 Exigent Circumstances Order, emphasizing its expectation that
                         "ISO-NE will submit the zonal demand curve changes in time to allow for review, approval, and
                         implementation for FCA 10" (ER14-463-001). 

Jan 20     FERC grants NEPGA request for clarification of Winter 2014/15 Reliability Program Order.
                
In response to NEPGA's request, the FERC clarified that its Sep 9 directive "intended that ISO-NE would
                determine whether a winter reliability solution is necessary for the 2015-2016 winter and future winters, 
                and, if so, develop an appropriate market-based solution through the stakeholder process that can be
                implemented beginning with the 2015-2016 winter.  While the two-settlement capacity market design could 
                help address winter reliability concerns in the future, that design will not be fully implemented until the 
                2018-2019 Capacity Commitment Period."  View order.

Jan 16     FERC accepts FCA9 Qualification Information Filing.  View order.

Jan 15     FERC petitions Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari regarding the DC Circuit's Order 
                745
decision. 
Responses due Feb 17.

** for additional recent regulatory developments, visit the Litigation Reports webpage.


Jan 30         Membership Subcommittee - Teleconference.  materials.

Feb 4           Demand Response Working Group - ISO-NE.  materials.

Feb 6           Participants Committee - Teleconference.  materials.

Feb 10-11   Markets Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  Day 1 materials.   Day 2 materials.

Feb 12         Budget & Finance Subcommittee - Teleconference.  materials.

Feb 12         Meter Reader Working Group - Teleconference.  materials.

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

Feb 18         Membership Subcommittee - Teleconference.  materials.

Feb 18-19   PAC - Westborough, MA DoublTree Hotel.  Day 1 materialsDay 2 materials.

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

Feb 27         DGWG - Milford, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.
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