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.  

Nov 19 FERC Issues Order Addressing Arguments Raised on Rehearing of CASPR Order.  The FERC
issued an order addressing arguments raised on rehearing of the FERC's March 9, 2018 CASPR Order by Clean Energy Advocates, ENECOS, NextEra/NRG and Public Citizen. As it is permitted under section 313(a) of the Federal Power Act, the FERC modified the discussion in the CASPR Order but reached the same the
Challenges to the CASPR Order are before the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
(Case No. 20-1333).  View Nov 19 order here.

Nov 16 Comments on Carbon Pricing in ISO/RTO MarketsComments in the FERC's Notice of Proposed 
Policy Statement Proceeding were submitted by, among others: NEPOOL, NESCOE, AEE, Brookfield
CalpineEversourceHQUS, LSP Power, MA AGNational Grid, NEPGANRG.

Oct 30 FERC rejects ESI Alternatives.  The FERC rejected as unjust and unreasonable both the ISO-NE and
NEPOOL “Energy Security Improvements” or “ESI” proposals. Finding that ISO-NE failed to demonstrate that  ESI will materially improve fuel security, the FERC concluded that “ESI does not strike an appropriate balance  between addressing fuel security in New England while protecting consumers from the significant cost of  those fuel security benefits.” [P 55] And although the FERC noted that the NEPOOL Alternative would result  in lower costs to consumers than ISO-NE’s ESI proposal, they rejected the NEPOOL Alternative as unjust and  unreasonable because it contained the “same deficiencies that render ISO-NE’s proposal unjust and unreasonable.” [P 56]  View Order here.

Oct 16  NESCOE Issues "New England States' Vision for a Clean, Affordable, and Reliable
21st Century Regional Electric Grid."
  View here

Oct 14 New England Governors Issue "New England's Regional Wholesale Electricity Markets and
Organizational Structures Must Evolve for 21st Century Clean Energy Future."  View here.

Dec 1 Demand Resources Working Group - Teleconference. materials.

Dec 2 Consumer Liaison Group - WebEx /Teleconference - materials.
Dec 3 Participants Committee - WebEx / Teleconference, materials.
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