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


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

Read the latest edition to learn about Western EIM benefits, workshops held to prepare for new stakeholder initiative, advanced grid operating system, new online features, and RC West expansion.

California ISO outlines vision for energy storage in evolving grid

The ISO collaborated with a European coalition to produce a major report on the value of commercially viable energy storage in the evolving clean power grid, and ways to incentivize new technology. Read the news release.

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.