Salem Harbor Reliability Analysis
Synapse provided an analysis in October 2004 of the potential impact of the retirement of the Salem Harbor generating units on both North Shore and Greater Boston reliability through 2020. Synapse's analysis expanded upon the 2004 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan (RTEP) prepared by ISO New England. Synapse’s examination changed certain assumptions about when specific units in the region might retire and included the benefits of new transmission projects scheduled for completion in 2006 and 2008. Synapse provided this analysis to the Conservation Law Foundation for use in its settlement discussions regarding upgrades to the Salem Harbor units to reduce environmental impacts pursuant to a FERC Order. Project completed in August 2004.