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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
  • Market performance and planning forum
    Bimonthly forum that engages stakeholders in review of market performance issues and in high level dialogue on release planning, implementation and new market enhancements.
  • Release user group
    Biweekly forum for market initiatives to discuss project milestones and deliverables. Projects are managed through the Master Stakeholder Engagement Plan and follow a standard project lifecycle. Major releases occur twice a year with monthly releases for smaller enhancements.
  • Technical user group
    Monthly discussion forum for participants to brainstorm and evaluate solutions for technology and process based problems for ISO development of prioritized implementation roadmaps. The group covers technical topics including process and technology design, implementation and evolution, and identifies and evaluates resolutions for technical issues. This forum will not discuss release dates, release plans, project status or policy.

Independent 2015 releases

  • SIBR user documentation
  • Pay for performance regulation year one design changes - implementation
  • Outage management system replacement - implementation
  • OASIS technical specifications
  • Many to many substitution requests - implementation
  • Enabling demand response - Implementation
  • Convergence bidding on interties - implementation
    Part of FERC Order No. 764 market changes initiative
  • Market simulation status communications - independent 2015 release

Fall 2015 release

Independent 2016 releases



Release planning archive