To: PAC, ISO-NE
Date: February 17, 2017
Subject: Keene Rd METU
NESCOE provides these comments in response to ISO-NE’s January 18, 2017 presentation to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) on the Keene Road Market Efficiency Transmission Upgrade (METU). We appreciate the work that ISO-NE has done on this matter to date.
At this time, NESCOE agrees with ISO-NE’s recommendation not to proceed to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for this project.
As described in ISO-NE’s presentation, in order for a project to meet the METU test, the upper bound for total project cost is between $7.0M and $10.4M. ISO-NE stated that “[p]revious reviews of potential upgrades necessary to relieve this interface showed costs above these thresholds, which would not qualify as a METU.” No entity has offered any information at PAC to counter this statement.