July 13, 2024
Ayla Burnett
CAISO / West Correspondent
Ayla Burnett has a background in investigative and beat reporting covering food systems, climate change and environmental justice in the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. She has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon and a master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Ayla grew up in Portland, Oregon, and rural Washington state, and in her spare time, she enjoys being in the forest, writing poetry and DJ'ing for a local alternative radio station. She currently resides in San Francisco.

Recent Articles
CPUC Refines EPIC Program Strategic Objectives for Decarbonization
The agency is working to focus the strategic objectives of its utility-funded Electric Program Investment Charge program to better support the state’s ambitious goals to decarbonize its economy.
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2 New California Bills Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee advanced two new bills that could accelerate the state’s decarbonization goals by helping residents and multimeter customers transition to renewable energy.  
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Wildfire Prompts CAISO’s 1st Transmission Emergency of Summer
CAISO declared its first transmission emergency of the summer as a fast-spreading Northern California fire forced PG&E to de-energize transmission lines near one of the state’s key hydroelectric facilities.
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Portland General Electric Formalizes EDAM Commitment
Portland General Electric became the second entity in the Western U.S. after PacifiCorp to sign an implementation agreement for the Extended Day-Ahead Market.
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FERC Grants SoCal Edison Incentives for 2 Transmission Projects
FERC approved two transmission incentives requested by Southern California Edison that would offset potential costs associated with building the Del Amo-Mesa-Serrano and Lugo-Victor-Kramer projects. 
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