ISO New England must recognize an entity as a Qualified Transmission Project Sponsor (QTPS) before that customer can sponsor a proposal for a Reliability Transmission Upgrade (RTU), Market Efficiency Transmission Upgrade (METU), Public Policy Transmission Upgrade (PPTU), or Backstop Transmission Solution. The application process is conducted according to requirements of the Regional System Planning Process, which is Attachment K of the ISO’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).
Additionally, an entity is required to maintain its QTPS status by completing an annual certification process.
For a description of the QTPS application and annual certification processes, see the Transmission Planning Process Guide, Section 2.2, Process for Becoming a Qualified Transmission Project Sponsor.
A list of QTPSs can be found in Appendix 3 to Attachment K of the OATT and in the current inventory of QTPSs.
A Non-Incumbent Transmission Developer Operating Agreement (NTDOA)
Contact Operations Tariff & Agreement Manager Bruce Kay at (413) 535-4062 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a company-specific NTDOA and submittal instructions.
A Market Participant Service Agreement (MPSA)
To become party to an MPSA, register to become an ISO customer. Completing the MPSA is part of the registration process.
For questions, contact Customer Support.
To maintain your QTPS status, submit a completed QTPS certification form annually starting the January after obtaining QTPS status.