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.  

Jul 13   FERC issues order on Mystic 8/9 COS Agreement.  The FERC issued an order accepting the Mystic 8/9 
            cost-of-service (COS) Agreement, but suspending its effectiveness and setting it for accelerated hearings and 
            settlement discussions. The Mystic Order was approved by a 3-2 vote, with dissents by Commissioners 
            Powelson and Glick, and with a joint procedural schedule required from parties by July 20, hearings completed 
            and a complete hearings record certified to the Commission for final action by October 12, and post-hearing 
            briefing by the parties to be completed before Thanksgiving.  
            View Mystic Order here.  View executive summary here.

Jul 2     FERC denies ISO-NE Mystic 8/9 Waiver Request.  The FERC issued an order (i) denying ISO-NE’s request 
            for waiver of certain Tariff provisions that would have permitted ISO-NE to retain Mystic 8 & 9 for fuel security 
            purposes; and (ii) instituted an FPA Section 206 proceeding (EL18-182) (having preliminarily found the ISO 
            Tariff may be unjust and unreasonable in that it fails to address specific regional fuel security concerns 
            identified in the record that could result in reliability violations as soon as year 2022).  The order requires 
            ISO-NE, on or before Aug 31, 2018 to either: (a) submit interim Tariff revisions that provide for the filing of a 
            short-term, cost-of-service agreement to address demonstrated fuel security concerns (and to submit by 
            Jul 1, 2019 permanent Tariff revisions reflecting improvements to its market design to better address regional 
            fuel security concerns); or (b) show cause as to why the Tariff remains just and reasonable in the short- and 
            long-term such that one or both of Tariff revisions filings is not necessary. In addition, the FERC sua sponte 
            extended the deadline in two Tariff provisions to enable Exelon to postpone its Mystic 8 and 9 retirement 
            decision to and including Jan 4, 2019.  View order here.

Aug 14-15   Markets Committee - Boston, MA Colonnade Hotel.  materials.

Aug 16         Meter Reader Working Group - teleconference.  materials.

Aug 21         PAC - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials

Aug 22         Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Aug 22         Markets Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Aug 24         Participants Committee - Boston, MA Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center.  materials.

Aug 29         Demand Resources Working Group - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE Boston Conf. Room.  materials.

Aug 30         PSPC - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

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