Since 1997, ISO New England has been working to ensure the reliable flow of competitively-priced wholesale electricity that keeps New England’s homes, businesses, and public services up and running.
Overview of the ISO’s three main roles and responsibilities in New England.
Keeping electricity supply and demand in balance 24/7.
Designing, running, and overseeing the region’s wholesale electricity marketplace.
Ensuring that the power system meets New England’s needs over the next 10 years.
The ISO’s varied roles and responsibilities require a broad spectrum of professionals in a highly competitive industry.
Rundown of the ISO’s regulatory environment and stakeholder connections.
From wholesale to retail: the basics on how electricity gets to New England’s homes and businesses.
A dependable flow of electricity is priority number one for the ISO. What this means from both a practical and technical perspective.
Facts and statistics on New England’s electricity use, power supply mix, transmission development, air emissions, and prices. Includes our list of the top 10 demand days, plus state energy profiles.
Data related to the region’s changing demand for electricity.
Data related to the fuels and technologies used to produce electricity in New England.
Data related to regional investment in improved electricity delivery.
Data related to New England’s suite of competitive wholesale electricity markets.
Major challenges affecting the performance of power system resources in the region, creating risk to the reliable supply of electricity for New England’s homes, businesses, and public services.
Articles and other resources that can help give you a better understanding of New England’s wholesale electricity industry.
The rapid growth of wind power in the region is also adding new and complex challenges to managing the New England power grid.
Learn how the ISO takes steps to help protect the power grid in the event of predicted geomagnetic disturbances caused by solar events.
Read about how the ISO creates forecasts of New England’s electricity needs.
Learn how temperature and other factors affect the grid—and the actions the ISO takes when electricity demand is outpacing supply.
Get the basics on how wholesale prices affect retail rates, and how you can spot these in your retail electricity bill.
Read about the most widespread outage in our nation’s history and what’s been done to prevent a repeat.
ISO New England is actively pursuing innovations to help create a more efficient, responsive, reliable system that can handle expanded renewable generation, demand resources, and smart grid technology.
Solar energy has become one of the fastest growing types of electricity generation in New England.