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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 2016
  • 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.
  • Market performance and planning forum 2016

2016 releases

  • Early 2016 release
    • Market simulation status communications - early 2016 release
    • Capacity procurement mechanism replacement - implementation
    • Commitment cost enhancements phase 2 - implementation (early 2016)
    • OMS enhancements
    • Reliability services phase 1 - implementation
    • SIBR user documentation
      SIBR documents rules, release notes, specs.
    • Bidding rules enhancements - minimum load costs - implementation
    • Draft settlements technical documentation


Release planning archive