ISO New England continuously undertakes a variety of short- and long-term projects to enhance the region’s competitive wholesale electricity markets and ensure reliable operation of the power grid. Select long-term projects of significance are called key projects, and related information is grouped together for stakeholder convenience. Such information may include committee materials, regulatory filings and orders, and other related materials—many of which are also accessible in other parts of the website.
Supporting assessments of and plans for a future system by modifying Attachment K of the Open Access Transmission Tariff (See the Longer-Term Transmission Studies webpage for documentation related to studies performed under this new process, including the 2050 Transmission Study)
Securing power system reliability while facilitating the integration of clean-energy and distributed resources through several market enhancements
Procuring and transparently pricing the ancillary service capabilities needed for a reliable, next‐day operating plan with an evolving generation fleet
Enabling distributed energy resources to participate in wholesale electricity markets as aggregations, in compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s landmark Order
Identifying and implementing methodologies that will more accurately reflect resource contributions to resource adequacy in the Forward Capacity Market
Assessing the future of the regional power system through two tracks:
Modeling and assessing energy-security risks associated with operating the evolving power system under future extreme weather events