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 19 FERC grants NEPGA PER Complaint in part; Sep 30, 2016 refund effective date established.
The FERC issued an order granting in part NEPGA's complaint and setting it in part for hearing and
settlement judge procedures. A refund effective date of September 30, 2016 was established.
The order requires ISO-NE to revise the method by which it calculates the PER Strike Price as set forth in
ISO-NE Tariff section III.22.214.171.124.1.1.1, but set the question of the appropriate method of calculating the
PER Strike Price for hearing and settlement judge procedures under section 206 of the FPA. In establishing
a Sep 30, 2016 effective date, the FERC clarified that "any changes to the calculation of the PER Strike Price
under ISO-NE Tariff section III.126.96.36.199.1.1.1 would be prospective only from September 30, 2016, as
required by FPA section 206, and would not impact the application of any PER Adjustment occurring before
September 30, 2016." View order.
Jan 11 ISO-NE issues a notice initiating its first Order 1000-related Public Policy Process, identifying
input sought and submission process and deadlines. Through Feb 25, 2017, input regarding public policy
requirements (federal, state and local) identified as driving transmission needs relating to the New England
Transmission System, and the particular transmission needs being driven by those requirements, should be
submitted to PublicPolicy@iso-ne.com utilizing the template posted. A high level summary of the Public
Policy Transmission Upgrade (PPTU) process is available on ISO-NE's
Public Policy Transmission Upgrades webpage.
Jan 9 FERC accepts Natural Gas Index Changes. The FERC accepted jointly filed Tariff changes that will use
AGT-CG (Non-G) hub natural gas prices in the calculation of the Peak Energy Rent Strike Price, the Import
Capacity Resource offer threshold price, and the Forward Reserve threshold price. The changes were
accepted effective as of January 10, 2017. View order.
Dec 12 2d Cir. Lifts Emergency Injunction. Following oral argument in the Allco v. Klee matter, the Second
Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the emergency injunction that it had ordered enjoining CT from “awarding,
entering into, executing, or approving any wholesale electricity contracts in connection with the [Clean
Energy RFP] during the pendency of this appeal”. View order lifting injunction.