CPES Policy Committee Update: August 2, 2016

This update features policy, regulatory, legislative, and regional developments in Connecticut and New England. The policy updates are compiled by a team recently formed with support from CPES, known as the New Energy Professionals. If you are interested in learning more about the New Energy Professionals, the Policy Committee, or if you have ideas for future policy updates, we would welcome your input and feedback. Please send comments to Paul Brady, CPES Executive Director, via email: pbrady@ctpower.org.

This week’s features:

  • Clean Energy RFP Bid Process
  • ISO New England Announces Educational Courses

Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

Clean Energy RFP Bid Selection Process

On July 25, 2016 the three-state Clean Energy RFP provided notice via the Clean Energy RFP website that additional time would be required for bid selection. Under the RFP, bid selection was scheduled to be completed by July 26, 2016. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island are participants in the RFP. No alternative timetable for bid selection has been identified, however, winning bidders will be notified. Final results of the RFP will be announced to the public when executed contracts are filed for regulatory review. More information is available at the following link: https://cleanenergyrfp.com/2016/07/25/evaluation-ongoing/

Regional and Industry Developments

Plan ahead! Registration Now Open for Fall ISO New England Training Courses

ISO New England offers a variety of training opportunities to help market participants, public officials, and other stakeholders understand the ISO’s various responsibilities and services, as well as the rules, standards, procedures, and software related to participation in the region’s wholesale electricity markets and power system. The ISO is offering three customer courses during the fall 2016 curriculum, including:

  • Introduction to Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 101), September 26-30, 2016
  • Forward Capacity Market (FCM 101), October 17-20, 2016
  • Intermediate Wholesale Electricity Markets (WEM 201), November 1-3, 2016

For more information on these training sessions, visit the ISO Newswire.