Standards compliance helps ensure reliable power transmission
The ISO is responsible for compliance with applicable mandatory standards issued by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and its regional entity for standards oversight, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. The ISO also complies with standards issued by North American Energy Standards Board.
Guidance for submitting timely, valid and effective disputes with adequate supporting information.
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Guidelines for metering certification, requirements for self-audit of settlement quality meter data, and requirements for direct telemetry of participating resources.
Outage management guidelines
Procedures, manuals and requirements describe the processes and responsibilities for reporting outages to the ISO.
Rules provide for counting resources towards meeting a load serving entity’s planning reserve margin for its obligations and making the resources available to the ISO.
Transmission access charge
Reporting requirements for scheduling coordinators who submit load schedules for non-participating transmission owners within the ISO balancing authority and how the ISO uses such information to calculate the wheeling access charge.
Transmission maintenance procedures
Policies and procedures serve as guidelines for participating transmission owners.
Transmission planning standards
The Planning Standards assure consistent reliability standards across the ISO controlled grid, above those established by NERC and WECC, that will maintain or improve transmission system reliability to a level appropriate for the California system and will ensure secure and reliable operation of the ISO controlled grid.