The California Independent System Operator\u2019s wholesale market redesign was delayed once again. The grid operator\u2019s board voted November 24 to postpone the \u201cgo live\u201d date from February 1, 2009 to March 1, 2009. Market participants were nonplussed. \u201cWe\u2019re close enough, but not quite there,\u201d noted board member Tim Gage. The trading program is set to allow bidding on a day-ahead basis, as well as other features like smoother settlements with market participants. Currently, the grid operator\u2019s wholesale market handles about 2-3 percent of California\u2019s electricity bids and trades. Remaining problems include the real time \u201ctest\u201d of the system, which has not yet been executed. In addition, the prices shown in the new market reviews have been questioned, according to Steve Berberich, CAISO vice president of corporate services. In general, market participants reveal they prefer a working market later over one with glitches sooner.. Once the software is deemed usable for the new market, the grid operator has to get approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before actual launch.