According to ISO New England Inc., a non-profit group focused on transmission systems, between 7,000 and 8,000 MW of generation could be shut down in the next 10 years as state regulators scramble to meet their climate goals. In January, officials confirmed the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear facility, located about 77 kilometres north of New York City, would be shut down in 2020.
The Maine Resource Integration Study will be used as the regional study for the first two clusters being considered for development:
Stakeholders will have 15 days to comment on ISO-NE’s reorganized transmission planning guide, which will reduce the existing guide’s more than two dozen sections to four. It will be organized like a transmission needs assessment or solutions study report: Introduction; Modeling Assumptions; Reliability Criteria and Guidelines; and Analysis Methodology.