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Reliability coordinator

Reliability is an essential element of operating the electric grid. The ISO is taking steps to become its own Reliability Coordinator (RC) and offer these services to other balancing authorities and transmission operators in the western United States.

What is a reliability coordinator?

A reliability coordinator is an entity with the highest level of authority responsible for the reliable operation of the high voltage system, complying with federal and regional grid operation standards, has a wide area view of the bulk electric system, and has the authority to prevent or mitigate emergency operations in day ahead and real-time operations that may be beyond the operational awareness of individual transmission operators; the RC also provides leadership in system restoration following a major event.

Projected timeline


Public meetings

Click here for audio from the ISO Reliability Coordinator Plan Overview meeting on Jan 4, 2018.

If planning to attend in person, please RSVP at the links listed below.
Note: space is limited for the Phoenix and Portland meetings.

Web address (URL)
​​Telephone only
particpation call-in: 877-369-5230
Wednesday, January 17
Add to calendar​
10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
(Pacific Time)
California ISO
250 Outcropping Way,
Folsom CA 95630
Click here to RSVP http://ems7.intellor.com/
Access Code: 0718104#
Thursday, January 18
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1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.
(Mountain Time)
Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel
2345 South 47th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6410
Click here to RSVP http://ems7.intellor.com/
Access Code: 0743498#
Friday, January 19
Add to calendar
10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
(Pacific Time)
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way,
Portland, OR 97220
​Click here to RSVP http://ems7.intellor.com/
Access Code: 0786834#
Click here for the presentation for the public meetings.

Audio from informational meetings: