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Entries in Peak Demand (2)

Thursday
Mar222012

ISO New England Forecasts Flat to Modest Growth in Energy Consumption Over Next Ten Years 

Preliminary projections by ISO New England load forecasters indicate flat to slight growth in energy consumption in New England for the ten-year period from 2012 to 2021. However, peak demand is expected to grow at a slightly faster pace over the same period.

Preliminary energy demand forecasts project a compound annual growth rate of 0.9% in energy consumption in New England over the next ten years, increasing from the anticipated 138,195 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in 2012 to about 150,375 GWh in 2021.  Further analysis that reflects the demand-reducing effects of passive demand resources participating in the Forward Capacity Market (FCM) and incorporates preliminary estimates of the long-term effects of state energy-efficiency programs indicates that New England energy consumption will remain essentially flat.  That analysis shows a slight decline from a projected 132,705 GWH in 2012 to approximately 132,440 GWh in 2021.

Preliminary peak demand forecasts project growth of approximately 1.5%, from a forecasted peak of approximately 27,440 megawatts in 2012 to approximately 31,255 megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2021. Further analysis that reflects the effect of passive demand resources participating in the FCM and incorporates preliminary estimates of the long-term effects of state energy-efficiency programs indicates that New England peak demand will grow by a compound annual growth rate of approximately 0.7%, increasing from approximately 26,480 MWh in 2012 to approximately 28,145 MWh in 2021.

ISO New England expects to finalize and present its 2012 long-term demand forecast to the Planning Advisory Committee later this spring.

Friday
Jun032011

ISO New England Executive Explains How ISO-NE Prepares for Summer

In a brief but informative interview, ISO New England’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Vamsi Chadalavada explains how ISO New England prepares for summer conditions and this summer’s expected peak demand.  With forecasts indicating that the New England economy will improve, and improve at a faster clip than the rest of the nation, ISO New England expects peak demand this summer to exceed last year’s actual peak of 27,100 MW.  If temperatures hit 90 degrees, ISO New England expects peak demand to be approximately 27,550 MW.  If temperatures hit 95 degrees (as they did last summer), ISO New England expects the peak to be approximately 29,600 MW.  ISO New England’s preparations include working with generators and transmission owners to complete facility inspections and maintenance before summer and working with state, regional and federal entities to make sure appropriate entities are aware of the readiness of the system and that the communication protocols that will be used in emergencies are understood.