ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit company authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to perform three critical, complex, interconnected roles for the region spanning Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and most of Maine. Together, these three responsibilities help protect the health of the region’s economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of competitively-priced wholesale electricity—today and for future generations.
Every minute of every day, we coordinate and direct the flow of electricity over the region's high-voltage transmission system.
We design, run, and oversee the billion-dollar markets where wholesale electricity is bought and sold.
We do the studies, analyses, and planning to make sure New England's electricity needs will be met over the next 10 years.
Handle retail electricity—the power you buy from your local utility or electric company.
Own, maintain, or repair the power grid’s infrastructure, such as power plants, power lines, and substations.
Have a stake in companies that own the infrastructure. This keeps us independent and able to make objective decisions about the power grid for the good of all New Englanders.