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Our Vision

To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.

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Our Three
Critical Roles

Overview of the ISO’s three main roles and responsibilities in New England.

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Operating the Power System

Keeping electricity supply and demand in balance 24/7.

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Administering Wholesale Electricity Markets

Designing, running, and overseeing the region’s wholesale electricity marketplace.

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Power System Planning

Ensuring that the power system meets New England’s needs over the next 10 years.

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A Highly Skilled Workforce

The ISO’s varied roles and responsibilities require a broad spectrum of professionals in a highly competitive industry.

Industry Standards, Structure, and Relationships

Rundown of the ISO’s regulatory environment and stakeholder connections.

How Electricity Flows

From wholesale to retail: the basics on how electricity gets to New England’s homes and businesses.

What is Reliability?

A dependable flow of electricity is priority number one for the ISO. What this means from both a practical and technical perspective.

Our History

Timeline of major milestones shows how the ISO has changed along with New England’s rapidly-evolving electricity industry.

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In Depth

Articles and other resources that can help give you a better understanding of New England’s wholesale electricity industry.

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