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​Key topics

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


Western EIM benefits reach nearly $740 million

The ISO has released its Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) second quarter 2019 report showing the market generated $86 million in gross benefits. The real-time energy market has produced $736.26 million in total benefits since its launch in November 2014. View the news release.

ISO gains approval to improve grid integration of renewables

The ISO received approval to require equipment improvements for renewable energy generators on the grid, paving the way for increased integration of wind and solar power. Read the news release.

RC West launches operations

The ISO’s Reliability Coordinator services became the official RC of record for its first customers on July 1, 2019. View the news release.

Energy Matters newsletter now available

The June edition of the ISO’s newsletter, Energy Matters, focuses on the hot months ahead, including a newly launched Summer Readiness webpage, the 2019 Summer Loads and Resources Assessment, Flex Alert information, and how to monitor summer electric conditions.

RC West gains regulatory approval

The ISO’s Reliability Coordinator unit, called RC West, attained federal certification, allowing it to operate beginning July 1. View the news release here.

ISO announces Turlock Irrigation District’s intent to join Western EIM

The ISO is pleased to announce that Turlock Irrigation District (TID) signed an agreement to participate in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). View the news release.

ISO projects adequate power supplies to meet summer need

In its annual forecast of summer electricity conditions, the ISO predicts adequate power for the summer largely because of above-normal hydroelectric supplies that will give the system more cushion than in 2018. See the report for more details.

Groundbreaking battery technology connects to California ISO power grid

California ISO is one of the nation’s first wholesale power markets to connect an innovative flow battery to its grid, creating opportunity for promising energy storage capability on large-scale electric systems. View the news release here.