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Category: Operations

  
  June 14, 2022
Operations

“A golden age of energy storage”

Just a few years ago, the notion that battery storage would play a key role in California’s energy future was seen by many as ...

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  June 7, 2022
Operations, Summer conditions

Improved clarity on available capacity

On a hot summer day in California, the system operators in the California ISO control room were preparing and reviewing …

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  June 2, 2022
Inside the California ISO, Operations, Summer conditions

Reliability and the growing importance of forecasting

When we say forecasting is an important part of our work at the California Independent System Operator, that is just one ...

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  May 5, 2022
Operations

Background on new grid emergency notifications

Seamless and clear communications are never more important than during an emergency and the California Independent System ...

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  April 4, 2022
Operations

Heather Zichal of American Clean Power Association discusses grid resiliency ...

Recently, Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), had an informal discussion with Quentin Foster, Director ...

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  March 16, 2022
Operations

Our evolving grid

It has been talked about so long that it’s sometimes easy to forget California’s transition to a carbon-free electric grid is still ...

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  March 4, 2022
Operations

New video on historic growth of battery storage ...

Battery storage played an important role in helping to enhance grid resiliency during the summer of 2021, and the California ISO has ...

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  September 21, 2021
Operations, Markets

Making it easier to track capacity

In a long-awaited breakthrough for our customers and stakeholders, the California ISO is now publicly posting a set of new graphs ...

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  September 14, 2021
Operations, Summer conditions

Storage: An intersection between reliability today and climate goals of tomorrow

Summer months are particularly challenging for electrical grid operators in the West. Climate change ...

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  September 10, 2021
Operations, Summer conditions

The reasons for Flex Alerts

When the California ISO notifies the public that it plans to call a Flex Alert, it is signaling an operational call for assistance because ...

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  August 23, 2021
Leadership, Operations

Vision and tradition at new storage site

One of the more exciting recent energy related developments in California has been the addition of so much battery storage ...

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  June 25, 2021
Operations, Regulatory

ISO statement on important FERC decision

Today (Friday, June 25) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the ISO’s modification to its load, exports, and wheeling-through priorities.

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