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Release planning analyzes the impact of initiatives

The release planning process assesses market initiative implementation impacts to determine target timeframes, project milestones and other resource considerations. It is a collaborative process between the ISO and market participants to optimize the costs and benefits of the implementation approach prior to committing resources.

  • Release planning - relevant market notices 2015
  • Release planning - relevant market notices 2014
  • Market performance and planning forum
    These forums engage stakeholders in the review of market performance issues and in high-level dialogue on release planning, implementation and new market enhancements.
  • Release user group
    A discussion forum for market initiative projects, including project milestones and project deliverables. Projects are managed through the Master Stakeholder Engagement Plan, with major releases twice a year and monthly releases of smaller enhancements. Project milestones and deliverables are defined following the project lifecycle.
  • Technical user group
    A discussion forum for technical topics and identification and resolution of technical issues. Topics include process and technology design, implementation and evolution. Participants will brainstorm and evaluate solutions for technology and process-based problems for ISO development of prioritized implementation roadmaps. This forum will not discuss release dates, release plans, project status or policy.

Fall 2014 release

  • Plans - fall 2014 release
  • Market initiatives training - fall 2014 release
  • Market simulation status communications - fall 2014 release
  • ADS technical specifications - fall 2014
  • CMRI technical specifications - fall 2014
  • Contingency reserve cost allocation - implementation
    FERC Order No. 789 - Regional Reliability Standard BAL-002-WECC-2
  • Draft settlements technical documentation - fall 2014
  • Energy imbalance market - implementation
  • Flexible resource adequacy criteria and must offer obligations - implementation
  • Full network model expansion - implementation
  • Many to many substitution requests - implementation
  • Master File technical specifications - fall 2014
  • OASIS technical specifications - fall 2014
  • Outage management system replacement - implementation
  • SIBR business rules and release notes - fall 2014

Independent 2014 release

Spring 2015 release

Independent 2015 release




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