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Here’s a guide to what’s trending at the ISO.


ISO extends visitor and travel restrictions

Due to coronavirus concerns, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) is extending restrictions for in-person meetings at its offices and at off-site venues until further notice. View the full news release on

Western EIM Governing Body elects chair and vice chair

The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Governing Body yesterday elected John Prescott and Anita Decker to serve as its chair and vice chair. Read the news release.

June edition of ISO’s Energy Matters newsletter is now available

Read the latest edition to find out more about Flex Alerts; the ISO’s Summer Readiness webpage, with resources to monitor the ISO’s grid during hot weather ahead; the grid’s Summer Assessment of energy loads and resources; and the Western EIM’s implementation agreement with four Colorado utilities.

California ISO extends in-person meeting restrictions

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ISO extended restrictions for in-person meetings at its offices and at off-site venues until Sept. 14, or until further notice. The grid operator also published an updated analysis of load impacts of the pandemic. Read the full news release.

ISO Summer Assessment predicts adequate energy

The ISO’s annual forecast of summer electricity conditions anticipates having enough energy to meet demand. View the news release.

Western EIM gross benefits exceed $900 million

The ISOs first-quarter 2020 report for the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) shows the nine balancing authorities shared $57.9 million in gross benefits, bringing the cumulative benefits to $919.69 million. Additionally, the Western EIM has produced a total reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that is equal to removing more than 98,000 passenger cars off the roads. View the news release.