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01 Position Papers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEPGA Position Statement on recent proposals from New England governors and the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) on regional electric transmission and natural gas pipeline expansions.

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEPGA issued a paper highlighting its concerns with the special treatment sought in the development of the Northern Pass Transmission Project.

Friday, July 20, 2012
Competitive procurement works and should be required for all utility electricity purchases
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A generation production tax is simply bad policy that increases costs for consumers and harms future investment
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The uniform clearing price provides the best price signal for resource development and deployment while providing cost-effective electricity for consumers
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Utility generation ownership puts too many risks and costs on consumers when compared to competitive generation ownership

02 Reports

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NEPGA today released a report from Dr. Susan F. Tierney highlighting grave concerns with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Resources bill (H3968).

Friday, July 20, 2012

CRA International prepared a report at NEPGA's request regarding the ISO New England Internal Market Monitoring Unit's review of the forward capacity market auction results and design elements. To view the report click here.

Executive Summary based on the report of Robert Stoddard of CRA International available here

03 Press Releases/Op-Eds

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NEPGA today released a report from Dr. Susan F. Tierney highlighting grave concerns with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Resources bill (H3968).

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEPGA Position Statement on recent proposals from New England governors and the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) on regional electric transmission and natural gas pipeline expansions.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Statement from NEPGA President Dan Dolan on proposed Massachusetts energy legislation, An Act Relative to Clean Energy Resources.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEPGA press release on a Complaint filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the price suppression effects of generation resources held for reliability in the capacity market.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEPGA press release on comments submitted to U.S. Department of Energy on Northern Pass Transmission's Presidential Permit application.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NEPGA statement expressing dissapointment on passage of a bill that would provide provincially-owned, large-scale Canadian hydropower long-term contracts by the Connecticut House of Representatives (SB 1138).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Joint NEPGA press release to complete restructuring in New Hampshire.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEPGA statement on Connecticut Senate Bill 1138, that would create a no-bid long-term contract for provincially-owned large-scale hydro-power.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEPGA press release in response to budget proposal released by Connecticut Governor Malloy to extend tax on electricity production in the state.

Friday, December 28, 2012

NEPGA press release on FERC filing in support of ISO New England's proposed minimum offer price rule (MOPR) change to the forward capacity market.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

NEPGA press release on comments submitted to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Enviornmental Protection on the state's draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NEPGA full page ad opposing Section 42 of Massachusetts House Bill 4225 that ran in the Bosto Globe, Boston Herald and Boston Business Journal

Thursday, April 12, 2012
http://vtdigger.org/2012/04/02/dolan-tax-on-entergy-sends-wrong-message/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

NEPGA press release and testiony in support of New Hampshire House Bill 1238 to complete restructuring in the state.

04 Regional/Federal

Thursday, April 3, 2014

NEPGA limited protest to FERC on ISO New England's proposed offer review trigger prices (Docket No. ER14-1477).

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEPGA Position Statement on recent proposals from New England governors and the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) on regional electric transmission and natural gas pipeline expansions.

Monday, February 24, 2014

NEPGA request for rehearing and clarification to FERC on ISO New England's Insufficient Competition and Carry Forward Rules (Docket No. EL14-7 & ER14-463).

Friday, February 21, 2014

NEPGA limited protest to FERC on ISO New England's proposal on capacity zones (Docket No. ER12-953).

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NEPGA and EPSA joint comments at FERC on proposed reforms to New England forward capacity market (Docket No. ER14-1050)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Answer from NEPGA on Complaint on generation resources designated for reliability (Docket No. EL14-17)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEPGA Complaint filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the treatent in the Forward Capacity Market of generators deemed necessary for reliability (Docket No. EL14-17).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEPGA Protest of ISO New England's proposed offer review trigger prices for on-shore wind resources (Docket No. ER 14-616) and affidavit of Phil Smith.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEPGA post technical conference comments to FERC on centralized forward capacity markets (Docket No. AD13-7).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NEPGA press release on a Complaint filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the price suppression effects of generation resources held for reliability in the capacity market.

Monday, December 16, 2013

NEPGA response filed at FERC to ISO New England Complaint and Answers of NEPGA Complaint on Insufficient Competition and Carry-Forward tariff rules (Docket No. EL14-7)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NEPGA comments to FERC on ISO New England's informational filing on capacity auction resource bids.

Friday, November 15, 2013

NEPGA's answer in opposition to ISO New England request for an extension of time on Insufficient Competition and Carry Forward Rules (Docket No. EL14-7).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NEPGA Complaint filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against ISO New England rules on insufficient competition and carry forward rules in the capacity markets.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

NEPGA answer filed today at FERC on ISO New England's proposed shortage events changes (Docket No. ER13-2313).

Friday, October 4, 2013

NEPGA Protest at FERC of ISO New England Informational Filing on Generator Performance Obligations (Docket No. EL13-66).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

NEPGA Request for Rehearing and Clarification of FERC's Order on NEPGA Generator Performance Obligation Complaint (EL13-66).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NEPGA motion to intervene and comments filed at FERC on ISO New England and NEPOOL jumpball on shortage event definition (Docket No. ER13-2313).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEPGA comments filed to the U.S. Department of Energy on Northern Pass Transmission's Presidential Permit application(PP-371).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEPGA press release on comments submitted to U.S. Department of Energy on Northern Pass Transmission's Presidential Permit application.

Monday, August 26, 2013

NEPGA comments on FERC notice of proposed rulemaking on communications between electric regional transmission operators and natural gas pipeline operators (Docket No. RM13-17).

Monday, August 19, 2013

NEPGA filing at FERC on ISO New England's revised and amended winter reliability procurement.

Monday, July 22, 2013

NEPGA comments to FERC on ISO New England's proposal to allow hourly refreshing of energy market price bids (Docket No. ER13-1877).

Friday, July 19, 2013

NEPGA comments to FERC on ISO New England's proposed Winter 2013/2014 reliability solutions (Docket No. ER13-1851.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NEPGA Answer to ISO New England's filing in response to NEPGA's Complaint with respect to performance obligations of natural gas fired generators.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Complaint filed by NEPGA at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against ISO New England with respect to generator performance obligations.

Friday, March 29, 2013

NEPGA's filed answer to NESCOE's request for rehearing of FERC's approval of ISO New England's minimum offer price rule (MOPR).

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEPGA issued a paper highlighting its concerns with the special treatment sought in the development of the Northern Pass Transmission Project.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEPGA reply brief filed with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals on changes to the forward capacity market (FCM).

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NEPGA brief to DC Circuit Court of Appeals in support of FERC's decision to mitigate uneconomic new entry.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEPGA Prostest of NESCOE MOPR Complaint filed at FERC under EL 13-34

Monday, January 14, 2013

NEPGA Motion for Leave to Intervene and Answer at FERC to ISO New England's minimum offer price rule (MOPR) proposal.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Joint comments to FERC filed by NEPGA and the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) on the interdependence between the natural gas and electric industries. These comments focus particularly on communication issues between the industries.

Friday, December 28, 2012

NEPGA's comments on ISO New England's proposed changes to the forward capacity market (FCM) with respect to a minimum offer price rule (MOPR) and locational issues.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NEPGA's filing with FERC in support of ISO New England's request for authority to transfer critical generator information to pipelines to help maintain electric reliability in Winter 2012/2013.

Friday, November 23, 2012

NEPGA's protest of ISO New England's non disclosure agreement (NDA) to share confidential generator information with pipeline companies.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NEPGA brief filed at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order on ISO New England's Forward Capacity Market.

Friday, September 28, 2012

NEPGA comments to FERC in AD 12-12 on gas/electric interdependence following up on August 20, 2012 technical conference held in Boston.

Friday, August 31, 2012

NEPGA comments today submitted on NESCOE's coordinated procurement plan for renewables in New England

Thursday, August 16, 2012

NEPGA and EPSA joint unopposed motion to Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit to hold in abeyance appeal of ISO New England's FERC Order 745 compliance filing on compensation for demand response in energy markets. Case No. 12-1306

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

NEPGA comments to NEPOOL Planning Advisory Committee on draft ISO New England report on the 2012 New England East-West Solution (NEEWS): Interstate Reliability Project Component Updated Solution Study Report.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
NEPGA and IPPNY sponsored an amicus brief and motion for leave to file from 21 noted economists in support of the petition submitted by EPSA and a number of other electricity associations appealing FERC's Order 745 regarding the compensation for behind-the-meter generation as demand response.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
NEPGA submitted comments on the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's draft study regarding the impact of ISO-NE on New England electricity markets.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
NEPGA submitted a Motion to Intervene and Comments supporting ISO-NE's Forward Capacity Market conforming changes for full integration of Price-Responsive Demand under Docket No. ER12-1627.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
NEPGA submitted a brief at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals under Docket No. 11-1422 (Devon Power) arguing contract certainty for auction and negotiated rates.
Friday, April 27, 2012
NEPGA filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest under Docket No. ER12-1455 regarding ISO-NE's proposed revisions to FCM rules intended to limit the information that is published before the Forward Capacity Auction.
Friday, March 30, 2012
NEPGA submitted comments under FERC Docket No. AD12-12 regarding the coordination between natural gas and electricity markets.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
NEPGA submitted an answer to ISO-NE's response to FERC's Information Request under Docket No. ER12-757. NEPGA's answer argued that ISO-NE failed to appropriately address FERC's questions regarding potential reliability implications.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
EPSA and NEPGA jointly submitted a request for rehearing of FERC's January 19, 2012 order on ISO-NE's Order 745 Compliance Filing under FERC Docket No. ER11-4336. The rehearing request specifically addressed the behind-the-meter generation compensation as a demand response resource.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
NEPGA submitted a protest of ISO-NE's Informational Filing for the sixth Forward Capacity Auction under FERC Docket No. ER12-757. NEPGA's protest asserted that certain MWs located in NEMA would not be available for the FCA 6 Capacity Commitment Period and, as such,  ISO-NE should be required to model NEMA  modeled as a separate zone for the sixth auction. 
Friday, November 18, 2011
NEPGA submitted a protest under FERC Docket No. ER12-229 regarding             ISO-NE's proposed Base Capacity Cost Rate for resourcesproviding VAR service effective January 1, 2012.
Friday, May 13, 2011
NEPGA filed a Request for Rehearing and Clarification in FERC Docket No. ER10-787, et al  regarding FCM revisions. The filing is in response to  FERC's April 13, 2011 order.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
NEPGA filed a Motion to Intervene Out-of-Time and Comments in FERC Docket No. ER 11-3034, regarding ISO-NE's informational filing for qualification in the fifth Forward Capacity Auction.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
NEPGA filed a protest in FERC Docket No. ER11-2377 regarding the transmission service agreement between Nothern Pass Transmission, LLC and H.Q. Hydro Renewable Energy, Inc.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
NEPGA filed its third brief and supplemental testimony from Professor David McAdams in the paper hearing set in FERC Docket No. ER 10-787, et al regarding FCM revision.
Monday, September 13, 2010
NEPGA filed a Request for Rehearing in FERC Docket No. ER10-787, et al regarding FCM revisions. The rehearing request was on the issue of revisiting past ISO-NE Internal Market Monitor determinations that new entry from the first three Forward Capacity Auctions was not out-of-market.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
NEPGA filed its second brief in the paper hearing set in FERC Docket No. ER10-787, et al regarding FCM revisions.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
NEPGA filed its opening brief in the paper hearing set in FERC Docket No. ER10-787, et al regarding FCM revisions.  Included with the filing was supporting testimony from Dr. Roy Shanker, Robert Stoddard of CRA International, Professor David McAdams and Chris Ungate of Sargent & Lundy LLC.
Monday, May 24, 2010
NEPGA filed a request for clarification or rehearing of FERC's April 23rd Order in Docket No. ER10-787, et al regarding FCM revisions. The filing also responded to ISO-NE's May 5th request for clarification.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
NEPGA filed comments in FERC Docket No. RM10-17-000 in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on demand response compensation in organized energy markets. Included with the filing was an affidavit from Dr. Roy Shanker.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NEPGA filed an answer  to various comments, protests and answers in response to NEPGA's March 15, 2010 protest in FERC Docket No. ER-10-787-000 and March 23, 2010 complaint against ISO-NE in FERC Docket No. EL10-50-000. Included with the filing were affidavits from Dr. Roy Shanker and Robert Stoddard of CRA International on behalf of NEPGA.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
NEPGA filed a complaint against ISO-NE in FERC Docket EL10-50-000. The complaint alleges that ISO-NE's existing tariff governing the Forward Capacity Market and the changes proposed in the ISO-NE February 22nd filing are unjust and unreasonable.
Friday, March 19, 2010
NEPGA filed Reply Comments in FERC Docket AD10-5-000 regarding RTO/ISO Performance Metrics. NEPGA's comments supported the comments of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), encouraging a  standardized set of metrics for all RTOs/ISOs  to properly evaluate RTO/ISO performance.
Monday, March 15, 2010
NEPGA filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest in FERC Docket ER10-787-000 in response to several revisions to the tariff governing the Forward Capacity Market filed by ISO-NE and NEPOOL on February 22, 2010.  Included with the filing were affidavits from Dr. Roy Shanker and Robert Stoddard of CRA International on behalf of NEPGA.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
NEPGA filed a Motion for Leave to Answer and Answer in FERC Docket ER09-1282 in response to NECPUC's request for mediation of potential reforms to the FCM.
Friday, June 26, 2009
NEPGA filed comments in FERC Docket ER09-1282 regarding ISO-NE's Market Monitor Unit Report. The comments were submitted with a report on the Forward Capacity Market by CRA International.
Friday, June 19, 2009
NEPGA filed a Petition for Rehearing in FERC Docket No. EL09-20, NU/NStar's Petition for Declatory Order.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
NEPGA filed Reply Comments in FERC Docket ER09-1051, ISO-NE's Order 719 Compliance Filing.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
NEPGA filed a Motion for Leave to Answer and Answer in FERC Docket No. EL09-20, NU/NStar's Petition for Declatory Order. The filing was a joint submission with EPSA and IEPM in response to the answers provided by NU/NStar and HQ Energy.

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