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.  

Nov 12    3-State Clean Energy RFP Issued.  CT DEEP, National Grid, Eversource Energy, and Unitil issued a
request soliciting offers for clean energy and for transmission to allow for the delivery of clean energy to 
               Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, pursuant to the clean energy goals of those states.   
               View RFP here.  Additional information regarding documents, schedule, bidder conference, etc. can be found

Nov 12    Joel Gordon re-elected Participants Committee Chairman. 
Following balloting conducted in 
               accordance with Section 4.6 of the Participants Committee Bylaws, Joel Gordon was selected from among 
               the six Sector Vice-Chair candidates to serve as the 2016 Chair of the Participants Committee.

Nov 10    ISO-NE submits FCA10 Qualification Informational Filing.  Comments due Nov 25View Filing.

Nov 10    ISO-NE submits FCA10 ICR Values.  Comments due Dec 1.  View Filing.

Nov 9      ISO-NE issues RFP for EMM, beginning on Jan 1, 2017.  Responses due Dec 1, 2016.  The Markets
               Committee of the ISO-NE Board of Directors issued a request for proposals for a vendor to perform the
               function of External Market Monitor ("EMM") to ISO-NE, beginning January 1, 2017.
The EMM shares market
               monitoring responsibilities, described in Section III.A of the ISO-NE Tariff, with ISO-NE's
Internal Market
               Monitor (IMM).  The EMM is also required to prepare annual and ad hoc reports on the
competitiveness of
               the New England Markets, monitor and review the quality and appropriateness of IMM-conducted
all meetings of the Markets Committee of the Board of Directors, and report on the performance of the
               markets and on market power mitigation.  As described in the RFP, ISO-NE proposes to change the focus of
               the EMM from data analysis to providing expert advice to ISO-NE on market structure and rules. The EMM
               would  continue to review mitigation and produce annual reports, although ISO-NE proposes that the annual
               reports capitalize on the IMM’s data mining and analysis instead of the EMM’s own. The Scope of Work
               attached to the RFP describes the EMM’s proposed functions in more detail.  View RFP here.

Nov 5      ISO-NE issues ISO Board-approved version of RSP15.  
Download RSP15 here.  View Final Project List and other information here.

** for additional recent regulatory developments, visit the Litigation Reports webpage.

Nov 30       GIS Working Group - teleconference.  materials.

Dec 1          Demand Resources WG
- Holyoke, MA ISO-NE (Connecticut Conference Room).  materials.

Dec 1          AR Sector Meeting with ISO-NE Market Development.

Dec 2          Descending Clock Auction Forum - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Dec 3          Consumer Liaison Group - Boston, MA Seaport Hotel.  materials.

Dec 4          Participants Committee Annual Meeting - Boston, MA Colonnade Hotel.  materials.

Dec 7          Variable Resources WG - teleconference.  materials.

Dec 8          Distributed Generation Forecast WG - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Dec 8          FERC Connected Entity Data Collection Technical Conference - Washington, DC.  information.

Dec 9-10    Markets Committee
- Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Dec 11        Generation Sector meeting with ISO-NE Market Development.

Dec 14        PAC
- Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel.  materials.

Dec 14        Membership Subcommittee - teleconference.  materials.

Dec 15        Technical Workshop on FCM/New Gen Interconnection Process.  materials

Dec 16        Reliability Committee
- Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel. materials.

Dec 17        Transmission Committee - Westborough, MA DoubleTree Hotel. materials

Dec 17        Meter Reader Working Group - teleconference.  materials.

Dec 17        Energy Efficiency Forecast WG - webinar.  materials.    
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