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CAISO Board Focuses on Near Term Needs and Long Term Ambitions

The California grid operator is keeping close tabs on climate crisis-driven wildfires and outage uncertainties while looking down the road towards a regional power market.

Despite wildfires across CAISO’s region, power system conditions have been relatively stable since mid-July, but “extraordinary action” is still needed for procurement of emergency resources,  California Independent System Operator […]

September 27, 2021|

CAISO Launches Initiative to Better Serve Western Grid, Raises Priority Conflicts

Under recently approved market changes, the California Independent System Operator seeks to double down to protect reliability in the states of the Western Interconnection it serves while guarding the transition to growing levels of variable and distributed renewables.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved CAISO’s interim market mechanisms in […]

July 21, 2021|

State Utility Regulators Call For 11.5 GW of New Resources by 2026

Two competing California Public Utilities Commission proposals would require utilities, community energy and other provider investments in a combined 11,500 megawatts to come online between 2023 and 2026 to ensure a solid and far less polluting grid. About one tenth would come from fossil-fueled power.

One proposal, by Administrative […]

May 25, 2021|
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