ISO On Background Session to Provide Details of New England Wind Energy Integration Study

ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, will host a media briefing on Wednesday, December 15, to discuss the findings of a study analyzing how the potential addition of large amounts of wind power could affect the operation of the regional power system.

The New England Wind Integration Study (NEWIS) is intended to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with information to assist in evaluating wind energy initiatives at the regional, interregional, and national level.

The study evaluated a range of hypothetical wind development scenarios and their impacts on:

* Day-to-day and minute-to-minute power system operations due to the variable nature of wind power.
* Maintaining reliable power system operations when a large amount of wind power is interconnected.


ISO on Background Media Briefing—New England Wind Integration Study

WHEN: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. via WebEx conference call

WHO: Gordon van Welie, President and Chief Executive Officer
John Norden, Director, Operations


To register for this briefing, please contact Rebecca Johnson, at (413) 535-4309 or, or Marcia Blomberg, at (413) 540-4555 or Please register by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14. Call-in details will be provided to confirmed attendees.

ISO on Background provides members of the media with an informal opportunity to learn more about the trends affecting New England’s electricity industry. Sessions will be hosted by ISO New England senior management and other subject matter experts who will help explain the workings of the power grid and wholesale markets and answer the media’s questions. The sessions are on the record.

Created in 1997, ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for reliably operating New England’s bulk electric power generation and transmission system, overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region’s wholesale electricity markets, and managing comprehensive regional electric power planning.