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Markets and operations training

Learn about the day-ahead and real-time markets and other topics pertaining to participants inside the ISO's balancing authority area.


  • January 11, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • October 4, 2018

An ideal introductory course for new market participants interested in learning about the California ISO business practices and points of business interaction.

View the October 4, 2018 webinar

Welcome to the ISO participant slides and tool kit

In-person courses

  • February 6-7, 2018
  • May 8-9, 2018
  • August 14-15, 2018

This course covers basic concepts of an ISO, including a description of its roles and responsibilities. It includes an overview of the planning functions performed by the California ISO, the products and services procured to operate the grid, and introduces the concepts of the ISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets including timelines, processes and market results. This course provides a good understanding of how the ISO operates and how you can expect to engage across its various functions.

Computer-based training courses

Computer-based training technical requirements

  • IE11/Edge, Chrome
  • Adobe Flash needed for some computer-based training courses

Training documents