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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.

  • 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 web conferences
    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 web conferences
    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.

2018 releases

  • Fall 2018 release
    • Market simulation status communications - fall 2018 release
    • CMRI technical specification
    • Congestion revenue rights auction efficiency 1A - implementation
    • Draft settlements technical documentation
    • Energy imbalance market enhancements 2018
    • Energy storage and distributed energy resources phase 2 - implementation
    • Generator contingency and remedial action scheme modeling - implementation
    • OASIS technical specifications
    • Regional integration and EIM greenhouse gas compliance - implementation
    • Settlements performance improvements

2019 releases




Release planning archive