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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 2015
  • 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.


2015 releases


  • Independent 2015 releases
    • Market simulation status communications - independent 2015 release
    • Convergence bidding on interties - implementation
      Part of FERC Order No. 764 market changes initiative
    • Enabling demand response phase 1 - location registration
    • Many to many substitution requests - implementation
    • OASIS technical specifications
    • Pay for performance regulation year one design changes - implementation
    • SIBR user documentation
  • Fall 2015 release
    • CMRI technical specifications
    • Commitment cost enhancements Phase 2 - implementation
    • Draft settlements technical documentation
    • Dynamic limits technical specifications
    • Energy imbalance market year 1 enhancements - implementation
    • Market simulation status communications - Fall 2015 release
    • Master file technical specifications
    • Peak reliability coordinator funding - implementation
    • Pricing enhancements - implementation
    • OASIS application release
    • SIBR user documentation
    • NV Energy - Energy Imbalance Market


2016 releases



Release planning archive