A streamlined process for interconnecting generating facilities
The generation interconnection planning process helps power plants interconnect to the ISO grid. We provide information and resources to help you understand and comply with requirements.
Process and requirements
Generation participationGenerator interconnection application process
Requirements and resources for Generating Facilities seeking interconnection with the transmission grid in the California ISO Balancing Authority Area.
These bulletins are provided to communicate complex and technical information for the convenience of our participants.
Existing qualifying facility owners entering into interconnection agreements must submit affidavits attesting to their capability and that electrical characteristics will remain substantially unchanged.
Resource data template
Generation developers must submit this document to ResourceData@caiso.com
for review and as part of the generator interconnection process.
Resource data submissionThe Generator Resource Data Template and the Intertie Resource Data Template are used to submit requests to add or change specific operating parameters that reside in the Master File. For updates to existing data, scheduling coordinators must make any changes on the templates downloaded from the Master File user interface or application programming interface. Scheduling coordinators then submit updated templates using the user interface UPLOAD function or the programming interface SUBMIT services. Requests for new system resources should be sent to RDT@caiso.com in the New Intertie Resource Request template.
Renewables integration reports and studies
Generator Interconnection and Deliverability Study Methodologies training provided a forum for market participants and other interested parties to gain an understanding of the ISO generation interconnection and deliverability study methodologies.
Generator interconnection meetings