The ISO has scheduled the first stakeholder meeting for the 2017-2018 transmission planning process on February 28, 2017 to discuss the study plan assumptions. The ISO will use these study assumptions as the basis to perform the transmission planning technical studies for this year. The meeting will also provide an update on two special studies that are a part of the 2016-2017 transmission planning process: the out-of-state portfolio analysis of the 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) special study and the Benefits Analysis of Large Energy Storage special study. These presentations will be at the beginning of the stakeholder meeting. The draft study plan will be available on the ISO website by close business February 21. The presentation and agenda for the meeting will be available by close of business February 24 on the webpage.