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July 9, 2019


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2020 Import Capability Assignment Process Steps 6 and 7


The ISO assigns import capability to load serving entities through their respective scheduling coordinators for compliance with resource adequacy (RA) requirements for 2020 through a multi-step process under ISO Tariff Section The ISO has completed Steps 6 and 7.


Step 6 Requirement

The ISO has posted the document, Step 6 - 2020 Assigned and Unassigned RA Import Capability on Branch Groups, to its website at, under "2020 Import allocations" heading, containing the following information:

  • Total import capability
  • Quantity in MW of existing contracts and transmission ownership rights assigned to each branch group
  • Aggregate quantity in MW of pre-resource adequacy import commitments assigned to each branch group and the holders of such pre-resource adequacy import commitments
  • Aggregate quantity in MW of available import capability by branch group after accounting for existing contracts, transmission ownership rights and pre-resource adequacy Import Commitments

Step 7 Requirement

The ISO has sent the following information to each load serving entity through its respective scheduling coordinator on July 9, 2019:

  • Load serving entity's import capability load share
  • Load serving entity's load share quantity
  • Amount of, and branch group on which, the load serving entity's existing contract import capability and pre-resource adequacy import commitment capability, as applicable, has been assigned
  • Load serving entity's remaining import capability


Catalin Micsa at or 916-608-5704

Woody Kyle at or 916-608-1099

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