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    • Self-schedules bid cost recovery allocation and bid floor
      This initiative considers lowering the bid price floor and removing the exemption from day-ahead bid cost recovery allocation for load served by self-scheduled generation. These modifications will more accurately represent ISO market costs and allocate them based on cost-causation. They will also provide greater incentive for economic bidding and allow the market to more efficiently address over-supply conditions, which will be increasingly important as the resource fleet reaches a 50% renewable portfolio standard.
    • Seven-day advanced outage submittal
      California ISO Tariff Section 9.3.3 gives the ISO the authority to reject outages submitted in less than 72 hours but does not address rejecting outages submitted less than 7 days and greater than 72 hours. The ISO will propose tariff revisions that clarify when a transmission outage request must be submitted and provide criteria for accepting or rejecting outages that are submitted less than 7 days in advance of the outage start date. Submitting outage requests in advance will allow the ISO to complete needed analysis and provide approvals in time to comply with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reporting requirements.
    • Small and large generator interconnection procedures
      The small generator interconnection procedures established the requirements for generators no larger than 20 megawatts to interconnect to the California ISO controlled grid. FERC’s Order No. 2006 issued May 12, 2006 required the ISO to standardize the terms and conditions of open-access interconnection service. The ISO recently experienced a significant increase in the number of small generation projects seeking interconnection. This increase revealed issues with the small generator interconnection procedures. The ISO initiated a stakeholder process to address these issues and revise the small generator interconnection procedures. In discussions to revise the procedures, the potential solutions highlighted impacts to the large generator interconnection procedures. The small and large generator interconnection procedures have interdependencies, such that any solution to one procedure impacts the other.
    • Standard capacity product phase I
      The California ISO acknowledges the need for a standardized Resource Adequacy (RA) capacity product to ensure efficiency and reliability in RA contracting and trading. The purpose of this initiative is to define and formalize a Standard RA Capacity Product (SCP) which is intended to simplify and increase the efficiency of the RA program. The ISO Market Initiative Roadmap process and resulting Final Report on Ranking of High Priority Market Initiatives (7/7/08) revealed that the SCP ranked highest out of over 70 initiatives. The ISO is responding to stakeholders in developing the SCP. Development and implementation of the SCP will require ISO Tariff revisions as well as approval by the ISO Board of Governors and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    • Standard capacity product phase II
      Effective Jan. 1, 2010 the ISO implemented the Resource Adequacy (RA) Standard Capacity Product (SCP) as approved by FERC. Certain RA resources were temporarily exempt from the SCP standards; however FERC directed the ISO to work with stakeholders, the CPUC and LRAs to effect changes so that these exemptions could be removed. The ISO initiated the Standard Capacity Product Phase II (SCP II) effort to address this requirement.
    • Standard capacity product temporary waiver
      This initiative is to refine the rules for an issue remaining from the 2009-2010 standard capacity product stakeholder process. This effort will determine the appropriate forced outage reporting rules for Qualifying Facilities that are grandfathered from SCP availability payments and charges. Initially, the ISO will submit a request to FERC for a temporary waiver from outage reporting obligations followed by a stakeholder process to resolve the underlying issue.
    • Stepped constraint parameters review