ISO New England http://nhpr.org en ISO New England: The Challenges Of Meeting Our Region’s Energy Needs http://nhpr.org/post/iso-new-england-challenges-meeting-our-region-s-energy-needs <p>The New England Independent System Operator (or ISO) has a seemingly simple job: to keep the lights on, and the power running. &nbsp;But behind this goal are the many hurdles of operating the region’s electric grid. Through the peaks of summer air-conditioning and winter cold snaps, the system must remain always ready for spikes in demand. Thu, 29 May 2014 09:40:00 +0000 The Exchange 49310 at http://nhpr.org ISO New England: The Challenges Of Meeting Our Region’s Energy Needs ISO-NE Approves Northern Pass Interconnectivity http://nhpr.org/post/iso-ne-approves-northern-pass-interconnectivity <p>The hydroelectric power line project known as the Northern Pass has passed a major regulatory hurdle Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:47:08 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41033 at http://nhpr.org ISO-NE Approves Northern Pass Interconnectivity Grid Operators Lay Out New England's Energy Future http://nhpr.org/post/grid-operators-lay-out-new-englands-energy-future <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New England Independent System Operator, or ISO, who operates the region’s electric grid, presented the latest draft of its 10-year plan in Boston on Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All Things Considered Host Brady Carlson speaks with </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sam Evans-Brown about the future of energy in the region.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:36:52 +0000 Brady Carlson & Sam Evans-Brown 34868 at http://nhpr.org Grid Operators Lay Out New England's Energy Future Electric Grid Operators Call For Conservation, Expect Near Record Demand http://nhpr.org/post/electric-grid-operators-call-conservation-expect-near-record-demand <p>Power grid operators expect electricity demand to spike to near-record highs during this week’s heat. New England’s Independent System Operator, or ISO is asking residents to reduce their consumption.</p><p>With demand expected to be only a few hundred megawatts shy of New England’s all time record on Thursday, the region’s ISO expects to bump up against max capacity. That means wholesale prices will spike as the grid calls on many coal and oil plants that increasingly spend most of the year off-line.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:45:33 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 31422 at http://nhpr.org