September 29, 2014 | Concord, NH. Eric Johnson. Director, External Affairs. New Hampshire Energy Summit. Lessons Learned from Winter 2014 and How the ISO Is Preparing for Winter 2015. Dramatic Changes in the Energy Mix.
Director, External Affairs
New Hampshire Energy Summit
Lessons Learned from Winter 2014 and How the ISO Is Preparing for Winter 2015
Percent of Total Electric Energy Production by Fuel Type (2000 vs. 2013)
Source: ISO New England Net Energy and Peak Load by Source
Cumulative New Generating Capacity in New England
Major Retirement Requests:
Of the more than 11,000 MW of gas-fired generation with a capacity supply obligation, only about 3,000 MW were generating during the peak hour.
Pipeline Constraints Last Winter Resulted in a Shift to Coal and Oil Resources and Higher EmissionsSO2, NOX, CO2 from Power Generation, Winter 2013 - 2014
Source: US EPA Continuous Emissions Monitoring System
We are in a precarious operating position for several winters due to inadequate gas pipeline infrastructure and retirements that have already taken place
Further non-gas generator retirements and/or outages will exacerbate reliability concerns
Changes to ISO’s electricity markets will strengthen resource performance and seek the most economic market solutions, but these changes alone won’t spur long-term investment in natural gas infrastructure
The region needs to find a way forward to secure the natural gas infrastructure it needs to ensure a reliable electric system