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The posting of documents on this website is done for the convenience of ISO New England's market participants and other interested visitors to the website. The user should be advised that, while ISO New England attempts to conform all posted documents to the original version, there can be changes resulting from the programs used to format the documents for posting on the website as well as from the programs used by the viewer to download and read the documents. Accordingly, ISO New England makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the documents on this website (and collectively with all information and data on this website, the "Content") are exact reproductions of those documents listed.

The Content is subject to change or termination without notice. The Content is provided on an "as is" basis. ISO New England, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties' rights, and fitness for particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, ISO New England makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, date, or timeliness of the Content. All persons using this website (collectively, "you") agree that ISO New England shall have no liability to you based on your use of or reliance on the Content or the website.

Because not all issues and requirements are addressed by the Content you should not rely solely on the Content for information but should consult the effective Transmission, Markets and Services Tariff (“Tariff”) and the relevant Market Manuals, Operating Procedures and Planning Procedures (“Procedures”). In case of a discrepancy between the Content and the Tariff or Procedures, the meaning of the Tariff and Procedures shall govern.

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ISO New England will monitor the performance of the website and the amount of requests and bandwidth used. In the event of excessive bandwidth, excessive concurrent requests, or invalid URL requests, ISO New England may, at its discretion, employ a throttling mechanism to mitigate any degradation of service. The process of enabling and disabling throttling of incoming connections is done by IP address.

Activity that may be considered excessive usage includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bandwidth by IP address. A volume of megabytes by IP address sent or received per time period.

     

  • Concurrent Requests. A number of requests by IP address to the same URL per time period.

     

  • Invalid URL Requests. A number of invalid URL requests by IP address per time period.

The determination of excessive usage will be made by ISO New England personnel reviewing access logs, notification of reduction in service to the Web site, or by other means. In all cases when it is discovered that excessive usage is occurring the IP address of the offending process will be throttled.

In the case where an IP address has been throttled, ISO New England will do its best to identify the source of the requests. Whenever possible, impacted companies will be notified that throttling is occurring. To assist the ISO with communications with Market Participants, please verify your company has identified an "Emergency IT Contact" in ISO New England's Customer and Asset Management System (CAMS). Once throttling is occurring, ISO New England will verify that excessive usage has been eliminated before throttling is removed. In the case where the source of the IP is not known, the IP address will remain throttled until ISO New England has verified that excessive usage has been eliminated.

ISO New England reserves the right to take additional steps, including blocking access to its Web site, if excessive
usage continues.

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