Generator & Non-Generator VAR Capability
ISO-NE ensures that desired and/or reliable VAR conditions are maintained on the bulk electric power system. These established criteria, operating practices and responsibilities explain the terms for reactive capability compensation pursuant to Schedule 2 of Section II of the ISO Tariff.

Date Document Title Document Type  
Apr 23, 2008
All resources that are part of the Schedule 2 Capacity Cost Compensation Program must telemeter their AVR mode to the ISO NE and its LCC by January 1 2009. Failure to meet this requirement will cause suspension of its Capacity Cost compensation.
DOC (334k)
Oct 23, 2009
In order to apply or modify your information regarding the VAR Capacity Cost Compensation Program please complete this form and e-mail it to
DOC (156k)
Apr 04, 2011
In order to perform a Reactive Capability Test, please complete this form.
DOC (101k)
Sep 07, 2007
Once the Reactive Capability Test is completed, please send the test data within two days to
XLS (21k)
May 06, 2003
Prior to submitting VAR test data please review these metering configurations.
DOC (59k)
Oct 24, 2007
for the Provision of Dynamic Reactive Power Support Under Schedule 2 to the ISO OATT
PDF (2.3Mb)
Apr 04, 2011
In order to Short or Long Term Terminate a QRR please complete this form.
DOC (102k)
Oct 21, 2009
This document details the calculation used to determine Qualified Leading and Qualified Lagging VARs to be utilized in the settlement process for Schedule 2 payments based on tested values submitted by the Generator Owner.
PDF (394k)
May 23, 2011
This document describes the process and the general requirements that a reactive resource must meet in order to receive compensation for its reactive capability.
PDF (360k)
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