New England States
   Committee on Electricity
 

NESCOE is a not-for-profit organization representing the collective interests of the six New England States on regional electricity matters. It is directed by Managers appointed by the six New England Governors and advances policies to provide electricity at the lowest possible price over the long term, while maintaining reliable electric service and environmental quality.

The Latest
  • Follow NESCOE's work on the broad range of regional electric matters on Twitter.  Look for NESCOE @NESCOEStates.  
  • November 26, 2014, Comments to FERC on proposed natural gas scheduling reforms
  • November 25, 2014, Comments to FERC, ISO-NE on ICR: Give Consumers Value for renewable DG Investment 
  • November 19, 2014, Presentation to Reliability Committee on Distributed Generation and ICR
  • November 14, 2014, Thoughts on NEPGA's Advice to Consumers and View of the Status Quo
  • November 4, 2014, Comments to MA DOER on its October 30, 2014 gas analysis material
  • October 20, 2014, Observations to MA DOER on its gas analysis
  • October 9, 2014, Presentation Natural Gas: Continued Growth in Maine? 
  • October 8, 2014, Presentation CT Power & Energy Society & CBIA: What's the Deal? 
  • October 3, 2014, Statement at NEPOOL Participants Committee on ISO-NE's ICR value for FCA 9
  • September 25, 2014, NESCOE presentation to U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee
  • September 8, 2014, Presentation at Energy in the Northeast, LSI 
  • August 25, 2014, NESCOE comments to NERC supporting renewables and other dispersed generating resources 
  • August 21, 2014, MMWEC letter to NESCOE concerning natural gas infrastructure 
  • August 15, 2014, EDC letter to NESCOE concerning natural gas infrastructure
  • August 6, 2014, NESCOE comments on deferring a capacity supply obligation in the Forward Capacity Market  
  • August 4, 2014, NESCOE comments on the 2014 Regional System Plan 
  • August 1, 2014 NESCOE comments on use of the PV Forecast 
  • August 1, 2014, NESCOE comments on the 2014-2015 Winter Reliability Program
  • August 1, 2014, NESCOE statement on the extension of the schedule associated with the Regional Infrastructure Initiative  
  • July 29, 2014, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) responses to follow-up questions regarding its gas infrastructure proposal  
  • July 21, 2014, NESCOE update to the NEPOOL Transmission Committee
    • ISO New England's draft tariff in connection with Billing and Collection of Gas Infrastructure Support Charges
    • Transmission Owners' draft tariff in connection with Cost Allocation Treatment of Strategic Clean Energy Transmission  
  • July 3, 2014, Stakeholder responses to NESCOE's Request for Expressions of Interest and Information  
The states proactively identified the potential for conflicts of interest to arise in the context of utilities' participation in a regionally coordinated solicitation for electric power and associated transmission. Legal representatives from each state worked with utilities over a two month period to develop a standard of conduct that seeks to ensure a fair, transparent, and competitive solicitation process where all bidders are treated equally and are provided the same access to information. The standard of conduct is similar to that used in a recent state solicitation for Class I renewable resources.  The states intend to use an independent, third party evaluator to inform project selection. Any project selection is also subject to review by state regulatory authorities—and to the extent transmission projects are selected—by FERC. The states are working carefully and deliberately on a process to coordinate their various procurement structures for the issuance of a regional RFP.  The states have not yet issued a draft RFP, but will necessarily have to accommodate utility input on the development of the RFP given the utilities’ role in various states as the soliciting entity and contractual counterparty for power contracts.  Ultimately, the states need to be satisfied that the projects funded are in the best interest of ratepayers, which will be guided by an independent evaluation, separate and apart from the utilities, and subject to potentially multiple regulatory review processes.

  • May 30, 2014,  Cavus EnergySequent Energy Management, Industrial Energy Consumers GroupTransCanada Power Marketing, GDF Suez, Conservation Law FoundationPortland Natural Gas Transmission, and Hess - Direct Energy letters to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 29, 2014, Cape Light Compact letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 27, 2014, Kinder Morgan letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 27, 2014, NESCOE update to the NEPOOL on Infrastructure Initiative
  • May 23, 2014, Iroquois Gas Transmission System letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 23, 2014, Industrial Energy Consumers Group letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 21, 2014, NESCOE comments on the U.S. Department of Energy's Quadrennial Energy Review
  • May 16, 2014, New England natural gas local distribution companies' (LDCs) letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure 
  • May 16, 2014, NESCOE letter to NEPOOL on Infrastructure Initiative
  • May 15, 2014, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 13, 2014, EquiPower Resources Corp. letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 9, 2014, The Energy Consortium letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure 
  • May 8, 2014, New England Public Power representatives letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 7, 2014, Spectra Energy Partners letter to NESCOE on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure
  • May 1, 2014, NESCOE update to NEPOOL on Infrastructure Initiative
  • April 30, 2014, NESCOE letter to NEPOOL and Gas-Electric Focus Group on approach to increasing natural gas infrastructure and graphic illustrating a potential approach
  • April 30, 2014, NESCOE reply to Northeast Utilities, National Grid, and United Illuminating
  • April 29, 2014, Summary of NEPOOL Sector Sessions on Infrastructure Initiative
  • April 22, 2014, Northeast Utilities, National Grid, and United Illuminating letter on Regional Infrastructure
  • April 22, 2014, NESCOE comments on FCM Demand Curve and Renewables Exemption
  • April 4, 2014, NESCOE comments to DOE on the 2012 Congestion Study Consultation Draft
  • March 31, 2014, New England Gas-Electric Focus Group Final Report  
NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS' STATEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE 
  • December 6, 2013, New England Governors' Statement and press statement in connection with Regional Energy Infrastructure 

NESCOE Gas-Electric & Hydro Material 
  • November 8, 2013, NESCOE Notice of Issuance Hydro Imports Analysis
  • November 8, 2013, Black & Veatch Hydro Imports Analysis 
  • September 9, 2013, Gas-Electric Study Phase III Report (Base Case Slides, High/Low Demand Slides)
  • September 9, 2013, NESCOE Notice of Issuance of Phase III Gas-Electric Report
  • September 9, 2013, Presentation, New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers
  • September 9, 2013, Incremental Hydro Power Imports Whitepaper


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