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    For additional information or to explore opportunities associated with your participation as a distributed energy resource provider please contact:

    James Bishara
    (916) 608-1226


Distributed energy resource provider

ISO market rules allow aggregations of distributed energy resources to participate in the ISO market and provide energy and ancillary services. Distributed energy resource providers are market participants who own or operate an aggregation of distributed energy resources in order to participate in the wholesale market.


​Process and requirements

All participants are subject to the terms of the ISO Tariff and Business Practice Manuals.

ISO Tariff
Business Practice Manual for Generator Management
Participation Comparison - Proxy Demand, Distributed Energy Resource Provider, Storage, and Load Forecast Adjustment

Coordination with utility distribution company

Before beginning the ISO New Resource Implementation process, a distributed energy resource provider must obtain concurrence from the applicable utility distribution company (UDC) or metered sub system (MSS) that there are no concerns about the distributed energy resources comprising a distributed energy resource aggregation. This concurrence review process takes 30 business days. We recommend that prospective distributed energy resource providers begin working with the applicable UDC/MSS prior to commencing the 30-day review process. Contact James Bishara at (916) 608-1226 or for information on the designated UDC/MSS contacts.

New resource implementation process

Distributed energy resource providers must successfully complete the new resource implementation process prior to participating in the ISO market. 

Agreements and information request sheets

Related state activities

Coordination of Transmission and Distribution Operations in a High Distributed Energy Resource Electric Grid