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March 2, 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
CAISO Seeks to Address Market Power Mitigation Discrepancy
CAISO staff and stakeholders are looking to address an inconsistency in how the ISO tests for structural market competitiveness inside and outside of its balancing authority area in the Western Energy Imbalance Market.
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West Coast OSW Will Require Robust Supply Chain
The floating offshore wind projects envisioned for the West Coast will require a much more robust supply chain and system of ports, according to industry officials speaking at Oceantic Network’s Floating Offshore Wind Port and Vessel Summit.
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CAISO CEO Emphasizes Power of Partnership in West
In an interview, CAISO CEO Elliot Mainzer touted the importance of interregional coordination — and a single Western market — to meet state policy and reliability goals.
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CAISO Releases Draft Interconnection Process Enhancements Proposal
CAISO released its final draft proposal out of its Interconnection Process Enhancements, its initiative to address the “unprecedented and unsustainable interconnection request volumes” submitted in the current and prior study windows.
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WPP: Cold Snap Showed ‘Tipping Point’ for Northwest Reliability
Imports from the Southwest and Rockies helped the Northwest survive January’s cold, showing the region’s reliability is at a “tipping point,” WPP said.
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