Gordon van Welie, ISO New England’s president and CEO, briefed reporters on the State of the Grid during a webinar on February 27, 2018. A recording of the State of the Grid: 2018 briefing includes audio of the prepared remarks that accompany the presentation, as well as the question-and-answer session. The briefing included an assessment of the regional power grid in 2018, as well as an overview of looming challenges. van Welie reported that New England’s power grid continues to operate reliably and the wholesale markets continue to provide competitive prices. However, the region’s growing fuel security risk, highlighted by a recent stretch of cold weather, is making reliable operations more tenuous, and competitive pricing in the wholesale markets is challenged by public policy initiatives to procure clean energy at above-market prices.