Accurate network modeling supports efficient market operations
Modeling is based on detailed information for transmission network elements, resources and entities participating in the wholesale market.
Market participant asset implementation
This process provides a high level understanding of participating in the ISO Full Network Model process from a design and implementation standpoint that includes transmission and new resource implementation.
The network model defines system parameters, price node and market scheduling limit mappings and planned network model updates.
Full network model schedule
Network model changes and pricing node mapping
Intertie constraint and branch group information
Load distribution factor release reportThe ISO will provide Load Distribution Factors for Pricing Nodes the responsible Utility Distribution Company identifies as having more than one retail customer (see Tariff Section 126.96.36.199.2). To inform the ISO which Load Distribution Factors can be released, please complete the Affidavit and the Load Distribution Factor Report Template and submit both documents to RDT@caiso.com.
The Load Distribution Factors report can be accessed via Market Modeling Data on the Market Participant Portal. Please note, access to Market Modeling Data requires a signed non-disclosure agreement. For more information refer to the Market Modeling Data User Guide.
Maintain resource characteristics and scheduling coordinator assignments used in the market and systems to reliably operate the grid.
Master file schedule
Resource data submission
The Generator Resource Data Template and the Intertie Resource Data Template are used to submit requests to add or change specific operating parameters that reside in the Master File. For updates to existing data, scheduling coordinators must make any changes on the templates downloaded from the Master File user interface or application programming interface. Scheduling coordinators then submit updated templates using the user interface UPLOAD function or the programming interface SUBMIT services. Requests for new system resources should be sent to RDT@caiso.com in the New Intertie Resource Request template.
Major maintenance forms and instructions
Resources that have operational or environmental restrictions that limit production hours but can operate for a minimum set of consecutive trading hours may be considered use-limited. New registration requests, use plan submissions and any questions should be sent to RDT@caiso.com.
Network and resource modeling archive