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Here’s a guide to what’s trending at the ISO.


California ISO to participate in national electric grid emergency drill

The ISO will participate in a national emergency drill on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 14 to test the electric industry’s response to simulated attacks against the electric grid. Read the news release.

RC West launches

The California ISO’s RC West now oversees power grid reliability and compliance for 41 entities in 14 western states and northern Mexico, after it began offering services to an expanded footprint on Nov. 1. View the full news release.

Western EIM benefits reach more than $801 million

The ISO has released its Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) third quarter 2019 report showing the market generated more than $64 million in gross benefits. The real-time energy market has produced $801.07 million in total benefits since its launch in November 2014. View the news release.

October edition of ISO’s Energy Matters newsletter is now available

Read the latest edition to learn about solutions to projected capacity shortfalls, Western EIM growth, RC West expansion, and the nationwide GridEx drill.

ISO welcomes BPA’s plan to join the Western EIM

The ISO is pleased with the Bonneville Power Administration’s decision to sign an implementation agreement for the Western Energy Imbalance Market, a move the agency says positions it to join the Western EIM in 2022. View the news release.

ISO welcomes BANC and WAPA to Western EIM

The Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) and the Western Area Power Administration - Sierra Nevada Region (WAPA SN) announce plans to join the real-time energy market in 2021. Read the news release for more details.

Electric industry leader appointed to Western EIM Governing Body

Anita Decker, former executive director of the Northwest Public Power Association, was appointed to serve on the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Governing Body. Read the news release.