SOURCE: California Independent System Operator Corporation

California Independent System Operator Corporation

November 04, 2015 18:56 ET

California ISO Board Approves Energy Imbalance Market Enhancements

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) - The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors today approved design changes to the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) as well as enhancements to the generator interconnection process.

The EIM tariff changes approved by the Board will address issues that were identified in the initial market design but needed the market to operate for a while to help develop resolutions.

Also, the ISO received the greenlight to proceed with generator interconnection process improvements. These tariff changes include firming up the processes in which systems affected by a new power plant can be part of the interconnection study.

Last, the Board approved amendments to the ISO tariff that will reduce duplicative paperwork for companies selected in a competitive solicitation to build, own and operate new grid infrastructure projects.

All the tariff changes will need approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before implementing.

For more information about the EIM, click here.

Here is the link to see the related documents from this month's Board meeting.

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The California ISO provides open and non-discriminatory access to one of the largest power grids in the world. The vast network of high-voltage transmission power lines is supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive grid planning. Partnering with about a hundred clients, the nonprofit public benefit corporation is dedicated to the continual development and reliable operation of a modern grid that operates for the benefit of consumers. Recognizing the importance of the global climate challenge, the ISO is at the forefront of integrating renewable power and advanced technologies that will help meet a sustainable energy future efficiently and cleanly.

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    916 990-4295

    California ISO Media Hotline

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    Folsom, California 95630