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What are we doing to green the grid?

The ISO is committed to supporting important energy and environmental policies while maintaining reliability through a resilient power grid system.

 

Current renewable resources  

XXX MW
Current renewables
XX%
Renewables serving load
XXX MW
Current solar
XXX MW
Current wind

For more information about current renewables visit Today’s Outlook.

Installed renewable resources  

The installed renewable resource values reflect the reporting Net Dependable Capacity only (numbers are rounded). Only fully commercial units are counted, not partials or test energy, as reported via the Master Generating File and captured in the Master Control Area Generating Capability List found on OASIS under “Atlas Reference”. Batteries include 20 MW of storage integrated with power plants


Integrating renewables reliably

The ISO is focused on the reliable integration of zero-emission resources such as solar and wind power in support of the state's renewables portfolio standard. 

Using renewables to operate the grid

How renewables affect the grid

Understand how time-of-use periods help


Click here for past renewable energy production, wind and solar curtailments and greenhouse gas emissions reports


 

 

Regional Collaboration

Learn more about the Western Energy Imbalance Market and the potential benefits of a fully integrated regional grid.

Advancing technologies for a smarter grid

We engage in activities that identify and prove next generation smart technologies. The exciting advances will forever change how electricity is produced and consumed. 

Find out how to partner with the ISO on an advanced technology pilot

Roadmaps

Smart Grid Roadmap
Energy Storage Roadmap

 


Opportunities for distributed energy resources

Distributed energy resources will be a valuable part of the resource mix to ensure reliable management of the green electric grid. These resources are located on the distribution system and include energy storage, plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), demand response and combinations thereof that include photovoltaic solar. The ISO is helping remove barriers and creating opportunities for these resources to provide grid services.

Reports


Roadmaps

Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Roadmap
Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap

 

 

Policy perspectives

The century-old electric grid is evolving into a modern and sophisticated machine to unlock a greener economy and fight off global warming. Coordinating the alignment of environmental and energy goals is critical to developing a cleaner, reliable and more weather-resilient power grid. The ISO is collaborating with state and federal agencies, policymakers, stakeholders and end-user groups during this historic transformation to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

ISO, CEC and CPUC planning and procurement process alignment

Alignment of the transmission planning process with CEC Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) demand forecast and CPUC Long Term Procurement Plan (LTPP) proceeding.

View the TPP-LTPP-IEPR Alignment Diagram
Read the TPP-LTPP-IEPR Alignment Explanatory Text

Climate change

California Climate Change Center
California Climate Change YouTube channel
Cap-and-trade program