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ISO study calls for gas pipeline construction

The Northeast could be short of electricity during peak winter demand as early as 2003, unless the region moves quickly to build new gas pipelines, says a new study.

ISO New England Releases Comprehensive Report on Region’s Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

The operator of the region's bulk power grid, ISO New England Inc., today announced the completion of a comprehensive natural gas pipeline infrastructure and transport study.

Progress continues on a generation information system in New England

As with many states that have undertaken electric industry restructuring, the five New England states that have enacted electric utility restructuring statutes (Vermont has not yet enacted such legislation) have included in those statutes environmental policy goals that will require that certain disclosures regarding fuel sources and emissions, among other things, be included on customer bills and in reports to state regulatory authorities.

FERC receives joint proposal for New England Regional Transmission Organization

ISO New England Inc. and six companies owning transmission facilities in New England have filed today a joint petition for a declaratory order to form the New England Regional Transmission Organization.

FERC receives proposal for New England Regional Transmission Organization

ISO New England Inc. and six companies owning transmission facilities in New England have filed a joint petition for a declaratory order to form the New England Regional Transmission Organization.

Midwest ISO intervenes in Commonwealth Edison’s withdrawal notice

The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO), filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Conunission (FERC) Friday in response to Commonwealth Edison' s petition to withdraw from the bulk electric transmission organization.

New England’s generating units respond to market signals

Units are generally available when demand is high.

News Briefs

KEMA Consulting together with LECG will perform a feasibility study for a Northeast day-ahead wholesale electric market. Selected by ISO New England Inc., the New York ISO and the Ontario Independent Electric Market Operator, the KEMA Consulting/LECG team will examine market rules, market timing and the products being offered to determine if an additional marketplace would improve efficiencies and effectiveness. The study should be completed in May.

FERC sets sanction higher than Northeast ISO requests

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected an ISO New England's request to cap rates for its so-called installed capability (ICAP) market at 17 cents/kW-month, calling it a ௿½token௿½ amount, and reinstated an $8.75/kW-month charge. The charge is intended to encourage new generation and is levied against New England utilities or other load entities that don௿½t contract for enough electricity to serve customers and maintain a reasonable generation margin. The fine is paid to generators.

Nisource and Columbia Energy Group complete merger

NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) completed its merger with Columbia Energy Group today, just eight months after announcing the $6 billion transaction to create a super-regional energy powerhouse stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Chicago and New England.