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.
Clarifying provisions in the Tariff and Planning Procedures in preparation for competitive transmission solicitations
Implementing a Financial Transmission Right with a term of one year or more that is awarded by direct allocation or auction
Assessing the future of the regional power system in light of state energy and environmental laws and exploring potential pathways forward to ensuring a reliable, efficient, and sustainable clean-energy grid
Enabling distributed energy resources to participate in wholesale electricity markets as aggregations, in compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s landmark Order.
Improving winter energy security in New England through near-, mid-, and long-term solutions
Incorporating a fuel-security reliability review methodology into the Forward Capacity Market
Providing compensation to resources that provide winter energy security to the region
Incorporating a multi-day ahead market, new ancillary services, and seasonal forward procurement to improve winter energy security