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Here’s a dynamic, up-to-the-minute guide to what’s trending at the ISO.


ISO welcomes NorthWestern Energy to the Western EIM

NorthWestern Energy announced today that it has elected to begin participating in the Western Energy Imbalance Market. Based in Butte, Mont., the utility has over 700,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska with a resource portfolio that includes 11 hydroelectric dams. See the news release for more details.

ISO posts new CBTs on energy grid and wholesale market

A new series of computer-based training (CBT) modules has been added to the California ISO’s public website. The CBTs cover basic overviews of ISOs, power generation, and energy markets, and are designed to educate general users and stakeholders. Read the news release to learn more.

Energy Matters newsletter now available

In the most recent edition of the Energy Matters newsletter, read about the California ISO’s redesign of the popular ISO Today app, which brings users improved access to energy news and data. Additionally, learn about the Western EIM’s record-breaking benefits in Q3 2018, the 10th annual Stakeholder Symposium, and the ISO’s new Daily Briefing webpage and dedicated Twitter channel.

Energy Imbalance Market benefits surpass half billion dollars

The Western EIM has now surpassed a half billion dollars in gross benefits since its launch in November 2014. The third quarter report also shows benefits for July, August and September totaled $100.58 million. Read about it in our news release.

ISO launches a newly redesigned and upgraded mobile app

The ISO Today mobile app now offers robust graphics and better navigation for users to get comprehensive, dynamic energy data and ISO news at a glance from their mobile devices. View our news release to learn more about the new and improved features of ISO Today, download it, and stay up-to-date on power grid status, electricity supply and demand, renewables serving load, emissions, and conservation notifications.

ISO Stakeholder Symposium highlights now posted for public viewing

Nearly 1,000 executives and industry leaders from throughout the world attended the Symposium to discuss the important trends and technological advances shaping the clean energy grid of the future. The speakers and moderators explored various scenarios shaping the future of California’s electric grid, the electrification of the transportation sector, energy storage, and the economic impacts of the rapidly evolving energy landscape. View the presentations and videos from the event.

Idaho Power, PacifiCorp choose California ISO for new RC services

The California ISO continues to move forward on its path to establish Reliability Coordinator (RC) services, welcoming recent announcements by entities choosing ISO RC in 2019. Read about it in our news release.

ISO welcomes BANC’s announcement to join ISO’s RC services

BANC’s announcement to take Reliability Coordinator services from the ISO is the first public commitment of an entity seeking to receive reliability services from the ISO. Read the full news release.