New England States’ Vision for a Clean, Affordable, and Reliable 21st Century Regional Electric Grid
October 2020 – The New England States’ vision, expressed through the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE), for a clean, affordable, and reliable 21st century regional electric grid necessitates significant changes in three core segments of our shared energy system: Wholesale Electricity Market Design, Transmission System Planning, and ISO New England (ISO-NE) Governance. The New England States will initiate a public process, supported by NESCOE, to inform the development of any proposals related to the Vision set forth below.
1. Wholesale Electricity Market Design
New England’s existing wholesale electricity markets must modernize if they are to support achievement of clean energy laws, while maintaining system reliability and fostering more affordable electricity for regional consumers.