Start with familiarizing yourself with the ISO
Learn the basics about interconnecting with the ISO
Learn how and where to begin your interconnection with the ISO grid. Here are the rules and processes that an energy resource provider must follow in order to connect generators and other resources onto the electricity grid.
Get to know the ISO with the Welcome to the ISO class
Register for the Welcome to the ISO class and gain a basic understanding of the California Independent System Operator by participating in this quarterly webinar. After the session, you will receive a toolkit providing web links to more information on each topic.
Understand the interconnection process
Submit a request to interconnect
Participate in an interconnection study
Complete interconnection agreements
Follow the new resource implementation process
If you are already connected to the grid as a qualifying cogeneration facility or small power production facility find out about requirements unique to qualified facilities and follow this process to join the ISO market.
Qualified facilities conversionsExisting qualifying facilities owners entering into interconnection agreements must submit affidavits attesting their capability and that electrical characteristics will remain substantially unchanged.
Interconnected Resources seeking market to sell power - learn more here
These may include resources already interconnected but not yet participating in the wholesale power market, or distribution level interconnected resources seeking wholesale market participation.
Demand Response providers - learn more here
Demand response providers that can aggregate customers capable of reducing their electric demand (load) can participate in the ISO day-ahead, real-time and ancillary services markets as a Proxy Demand Resource (PDR) or Reliability Demand Response Resource (RDRR) provider.