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.  

Mar 18  FERC grants an extension of time for filing of Winter Fuel Security (Chapter 3) Proposal(s).  
The FERC issued a notice granting an extension of time, to Oct 15, 2019, for the filing of a long-term 
             fuel security mechanism.  The original deadline for the Chapter 3 filing was Jul 1, 2019.  ISO-NE had 
             submitted an unopposed request, supported by NEPOOL, for an extension of time to Nov 15, 2019.  
             View notice here.       

Feb 21  FERC issues Order 845-A, granting in part and denying in part the requests for rehearing and 
              clarification of its determinations in Order 845.
  The FERC granted rehearing in part with regard to 
             (a) the option to build reform (requiring that transmission providers explain why they do not consider a specific 
             network upgrade to be a stand alone network upgrade; and allowing transmission providers to recover oversight 
             costs related to the interconnection customer’s option to build), (b) surplus interconnection service reform 
             (explaining that RTOs/ISOs will not be limited in their arguments for an independent entity variation from the 
             requirements), and (c) when an interconnection customer can propose control technologies in connection with 
             interconnection service below generating facility capacity (control technologies may be proposed at any time in 
             the interconnection process that it is permitted to request interconnection service below generating facility 

             The FERC granted clarification with regard to (w) the option to build provisions (finding Order 845 applies to all 
             public utility transmission providers, including those that reimburse the interconnection customer for network 
             upgrades, and does not apply to stand alone network upgrades on affected systems), (x) study model and 
             assumption transparency (finding that transmission providers may use the FERC's CEII regulations as a model for 
             evaluating entities that request network model information and assumptions and the phrase “current system 
             conditions” does not require transmission providers to maintain network models that reflect current real-time 
             operating conditions of the transmission provider’s system), (y) interconnection study deadlines (transmission 
             providers are not required to post 2017 interconnection study metrics) and (z)
transmission providers must 
             provide a detailed explanation of its determination to perform additional studies at the full generating facility 
             capacity for an interconnection customer that has requested service below its full generating facility capacity.  All 
             other requests for rehearing and clarification were denied.   

             Order 845-A will become effective May 20, 2019; Order 845 compliance filings are due May 22, 2019.  
             View order here.

Feb 13  Petition for Declaratory Order on EE M&V Standards and Practices.  In response to a series of phone 
             calls from ISO-NE staff to FCM Participants with Energy Efficiency (EE) Resources indicating ISO-NE's intention 
             to change how it measures the demand reduction value of EE Resources for FCM purposes, changes that 
             ISO-NE indicated could be applied even to resources that cleared in FCA13,
Advanced Energy Economy and 
             Sustainable FERC Project filed a request for a declaratory order that (i) the new Measurement and 
             Verification (M&V) standards cannot be retroactively applied to approved FCA 13 Qualification Packages and 
             (ii) the implementation of a new practice for determining the capacity value of EE Resources (i.e., valuation 
             on net rather than adjusted gross savings) can not implemented prior to filing with and acceptance by the 
             FERC.  View Petition

Mar 19       Distributed Generation Forecast Working Group - WebEx.  materials.

Mar 20       Reliability Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Mar 21       Planning Advisory Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Mar 26       Demand Resources Working Group - Holyoke, MA ISO-NE.  materials.

Mar 27       Transmission Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Mar 27       GIS Usability Working Group - Teleconference.

Mar 28       Budget & Finance Subcommittee - Teleconference.  materials.

Mar 29       Reliability Committee - Worcester, MA AC Hotel.  materials.

Mar 29       Load Forecast Committee - WebEx.  materials.   

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