To participate in the ISO market you must be a certified scheduling coordinator (SC) or retain the services of a certified SC to act on your behalf.
Advance preparation is key to successful entry into the Western Energy Imbalance Market — we will help you through the process.
The ISO provides open and non-discriminatory access to the transmission grid, which is supported by a competitive energy market for resources generating one megawatt or more.
Distributed energy resource providers that own or operate an aggregation of distributed energy resources can participate in the ISO markets.
ISO market rules allow load and aggregation of loads capable of reducing their electric demand to participate as price responsive demand in the ancillary services market and as curtailable demand in real-time.
Dynamic transfers support changes in net interchange between two Balancing Authority Areas (BAA) by automating intra-hour dispatch and real-time interchange schedule adjustments.
Electricity storage can participate in the ISO market and provide significant flexibility in balancing the grid.
Electric utilities in existence prior to the start of ISO operations and inside its balancing authority can become metered subsystems and balance loads and resources within their territories.
Transmission owners can elect to turn operational control of their facilities over to the ISO and collect access charges from users.
Utilities own the local distribution systems that take energy from the high voltage transmission system managed by the ISO to provide retail electric service to end-use customers.
Participants seeking to provide ancillary services and participate in the congestion revenue rights and convergence bidding processes must meet specific requirements and complete the registration processes.