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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.


Plans and schedules


Starting with the fall 2019 release, all technical specifications and artifacts are available on the ISO Developer site. Login permission is required to access the site.

2020 releases


Independent 2020

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) replacement
  • Dispatch operating target tariff clarification - implementation
  • Market settlement timeline transformation
  • Intertie deviation settlment - implementation
  • Energy imbalance market enhancements 2020
  • Energy storage and distributed energy resources phase 3 - implementation
  • Excess behind the meter production - implementation


Previous releases