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Out-of-State Utilities Join Forces to Consider Western Market

Updated Oct. 13

A dozen utilities from Puget Sound to Colorado have announced they’re exploring the formation of a western-wide trading market amid the shifting energy landscape. Such a market could give the California Independent System Operator a run for its money since it is also currently trying to expand its real-time Western Energy Imbalance […]

October 11, 2021|

Edison Warns California Won’t Make its Greenhouse Gas Limits

Edison International added its voice to warnings that California will not reach its greenhouse gas reduction mandate set for 2030 under the 15-year old AB 32 without major changes at the state and federal levels, and government financial assistance.

“Planning, siting and permitting must evolve to reduce project lead times and forge new social contracts,” […]

October 5, 2021|

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|

Totally Different States, Same Problem: Resource Adequacy

In what could be a meaningful coincidence, the California grid operator approved costly reliability ‘must run’ contracts Sept 23 on the same day that a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member blamed the massive February outage in Texas on the lack of resource adequacy to help protect the grid.

The California Independent System Operator enters into […]

September 23, 2021|
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