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.  

Aug 10         FERC Quorum Restored.  Commissioner Chatterjee named Chairman.  With the swearing in 
                    of Commissioner Chatterjee on August 8 and Commissioner Powelson on Aug 10, FERC's quorum has 
                    been restored.  In addition, Commissioner Chatterjee was named FERC Chairman.

Aug 8           ISO-NE submits tariff filing to re-establish statutory action date on CONE/Net CONE/ORTP 
Given impending restoration of a FERC Quorum, ISO-NE submitted a filing to re-establish 
                    the statutory action date (now Oct 7) on its CONE/ORTP updates in ER17-795.  The requested effective 
                    date for the updated CONE, Net CONE and ORTP values, which are currently being used for purposes of 
                    FCA12, remains Mar 15, 2017).  View filing.

Aug 3            U.S. Senate confirms Chatterjee and Powelson nominations to FERC.  The U.S. Senate 
                    confirmed the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson to join the FERC.  Chatterjee, a 
                    senior energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), will serve out the remainder 
                    of a term that ends in June 2021. Powelson, a member and former chairman of the Pennsylvania PUC 
                    since 2008 and current NARUC president will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2020.
                    Commissioner Chatterjee was sworn in on August 8.  Commissioner Powelson was sworn in on Aug 10.

Jul 26            U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on 
                       "Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale
                       Electricity Markets". 
The Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing to evaluate the current
                     state of the seven U.S. RTO/ISO markets, with witnesses from each of the RTO/ISOs, including 
                     testimony by ISO-NE President & CEO G. van Welie.  Background materials, statements of each of the
                     RTO/ISO representatives, video of the hearing, and other materials are available here. 
Jul 18           
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on 
Powering America: Examining the State of the Electric Industry through Market 
                      Participant Perspectives." 
The Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing to solicit the views
                    of industry stakeholders regarding current issues and developments across the electricity sector.  
                    Background materials, statements, video of the hearing, and other materials are available here.

Aug 24           Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Aug 29           Stability Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Aug 30           Demand Resources Working Group - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

Aug 30           Transmission Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 6             PAC - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Sep 7             Consumer Liaison Group - Woodstock, VT Woodstock Inn & Resort.  materials.

Sep 11           Budget & Finance Subcommittee - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 11          Membership Subcommittee - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 12-13     Markets Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Sep 13           Stability Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 13           Transmission Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 14           Meter Reader Working Group - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 14           PAC - Regional System Plan 2017 - Boston, MA Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center.  materials.

Sep 15           Participants Committee - Boston, MA Seaport Hotel.  materials.

Sep 18           Variable Resources Working Group - TBD.

Sep 19           Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Sep 25           Power Supply Planning Committee - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials

Sep 26           Transmission Committee - Milford, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Sep 26           Stability Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 27           Demand Resources Working Group - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

Sep 27           Transmission Task Force - teleconference.  materials.

Sep 28           PAC
- Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.
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