Debut of Energy Matters Conversations, a new ISO communications vehicle

When we launched the California Independent System Operator’s Energy Matters Blog in June of 2021, we wanted to provide new avenues to tell interesting stories about the work we do managing the bulk power system that serves 80 percent of California and a small portion of Nevada.

We work in a dynamic, ever-changing environment where innovative technology, more diverse resources and a changing climate all bring fresh opportunities and challenges as part of the ISO vision to “operate the world’s most reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable power system.”

The ISO is also more interconnected and interdependent with utilities throughout the West as we increasingly collaborate to meet state energy policy objectives in the region that would be much more difficult to achieve without enhanced coordination and communication.

Now, to build on the success and visibility of our blog and as we continue striving for effective ways to talk about what we do, the California ISO is launching a quarterly series of Energy Matters Conversations about timely energy topics of interest to California and the West.

We start the series with an important conversation about transmission and how we can ensure California and the rest of the region have the necessary infrastructure to deliver electricity from where it is generated to where it is consumed.

The debut of Energy Matters Conversation is moderated by Elliot Mainzer, president and CEO of the ISO, who is joined by Neil Millar, ISO vice president for Infrastructure and Operations Planning, and Rob Gramlich, a nationally recognized expert on transmission-related issues.

In the upcoming conversations, we plan to include a variety of subject matter experts from within the ISO and others we work with on a wide range of energy related issues.

We hope you will listen to these conversations on the ISO’s YouTube channel as we continue to explore the energy topics that have an impact on California and our neighbors in the West.

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