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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Market performance and planning forum 2017

2017 releases

  • Independent 2017 releases
    • Market simulation status communications - 2017 releases
    • Market simulation market execution reports
    • Congestion revenue rights clawback rule modification - implementation
    • Generation database master file consolidation and gas burn report
    • Market results interface - settlements (MRI-S) metering enhancements
  • Fall 2017 release
    • ADS technical specifications
    • ALFS technical specifications
    • Bidding rules enhancements - generator commitment cost improvements - implementation
    • Commitment cost enhancements phase 3 - implementation
    • CMRI technical specifications
    • Reliability services initiative 2017 - implementation
    • Master File technical specifications
    • OASIS technical specifications
    • Resource modeling and EIM enhancements 2017


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