Benefits of a regional energy market
A regional energy market would better use resources, especially renewables, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and costs. Enabling the ISO’s sophisticated market and grid optimization systems to pick the lowest cost energy to serve demand and give preference to renewable resources across a wide geographic region also means grid planners can build a cleaner, more resilient energy generation and delivery network that will create tangible economic benefits.
View the current timeline for regional integration activities
Note: Timeline designed to allow PacifiCorp to obtain state regulatory approvals before the end of 2017
Regional integration meetings
Senate Bill 350 regional integration studies
Study data web conference Jun 8, 2016
Meeting May 24-25, 2016 - SB350 regional integration studies
Web conference Apr 14, 2016 - SB350 regional integration studies
Study consultant profiles
Public meeting Feb 8, 2016 - SB 350 regional integration studies
Regional governance development meetings
California Energy Commission regional grid operator and governance workshops Jun 16 and Jun 20, 2016
California Energy Commission regional grid operator and governance workshop May 6, 2016
ISO and PacifiCorp joint web conference Feb 10, 2016
Regional integration update bi-weekly conference callsPlease reference ISO public calendar to obtain web conference details for each call.
Market notices - regional integration
Independent regional grid studies
PacifiCorp announces plans to study integrating with the ISO
On April 14, the ISO and PacifiCorp announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to explore the feasibility, costs and benefits of full participation by PacifiCorp in the California ISO. A comprehensive benefits study is underway. Should PacifiCorp decide to take additional steps to pursue joining the ISO following the benefits study, a full stakeholder and regulatory review and input process would be initiated.