The Regional System Plan (RSP) is a comprehensive planning report on system needs and the resource and transmission facilities needed to maintain the reliability of New England’s power system over a 10-year horizon, while also accounting for market efficiencies and economic and environmental considerations. Developing an RSP at least once every three years is one of the ISO’s responsibilities as Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). To learn more, see Attachment K: Regional System Planning Process of the Open Access Transmission Tariff (Section II of the ISO Tariff).
Previous versions can be downloaded using the links below. Draft versions and discussion materials are posted on the Planning Advisory Committee webpage.
Three times per year, in support of the regional planning process, the RSP Project List is updated. The most recent and past RSP Project List updates are below. The RSP Project List includes relevant design and cost information for the following types of transmission improvements:
Also below are the Asset Condition List updates, which include costs and other information on upgrades or replacements of existing transmission facilities identified by the facility owner.
See the RSP Project Lists and Asset Condition List Updates.
The ISO develops the RSP in collaboration with the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), and ongoing data and analyses are posted on the PAC webpage throughout the year as they become available. For your convenience, you can also view system studies and associated materials grouped as follows:
See descriptions of these types of transmission upgrades.
See Competitive Transmission for information and materials associated with the ISO New England’s request for proposals process for finding competitive solutions to identified transmission needs.
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