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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



2018 release

Independent 2018

2019 releases

Spring 2019

Independent 2019

  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) replacement
  • Black start and system restoration phase 2 - implementation
  • CMRI technical specifications
  • Energy imbalance market resource sufficiency enhancements
  • FERC order 844
  • Generator contingency and remedial action scheme modeling - implementation
  • OASIS technical specifications

Fall 2019

  • Commitment costs and default energy bid enhancements - implementation
  • Dispatch operating target tariff clarification
  • Energy imbalance market enhancements 2019
    Project addresses requested EIM-related enhancements to BAAOP, BSAP, OASIS, RTM, and Settlements systems. Additionally, improvements to CIDI are included.
  • Energy storage and distributed energy resources phase 3


Release planning archive