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May 21, 2024

CAISO Board of Governors

CAISO
WEIM Expert Calls for Fast-start Pricing to Address ‘Anomalies’

Fast-start pricing could fix certain “price anomalies” in CAISO markets more effectively than existing mechanisms for compensating ramping resources, the WEIM Governing Body’s market expert told the group.

Westside Governance Pathways Initiative
Western RTO Initiative Outlines Governance Options
The group working to establish a single Western RTO heard summaries of five potential options for a new governing body that could be independent of CAISO.
NOAA
‘Challenging’ Grid Conditions Led to CAISO’s Summer Emergency Alerts

CAISO’s issuance of energy emergency watches and alerts in July came under conditions that mirrored those during California’s September 2022 heatwave.

 
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FERC OKs CAISO Interconnection Study Deadline Changes
FERC accepted CAISO's proposed tariff revisions following record-breaking numbers of interconnection requests in 2021 and 2023.
WECC
Proposed New Western RTO Discussed at CREPC
Utility regulators from Oregon and California discussed their proposal for a new independent RTO covering the entire West for the first time publicly.
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WEIM Withdraws Change to Base Schedule Deadline

CAISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market took the unusual step of rescinding a rule change that it never actually implemented.

CAISO
CAISO Board OKs Plan to Admit Subscriber-funded Transmission Lines

The CAISO board approved a proposal that will allow transmission projects outside California to join the ISO under a new subscriber-funded model that avoids allocating costs to ISO load-serving entities.

CAISO
CAISO, WEIM Approve Day-ahead Market Enhancements
Changes meant to improve the performance of CAISO’s day-ahead market and the planned day-ahead expansion of its Western Energy Imbalance Market won board approval.
CAISO
CAISO Board Adopts Revamped Transmission Plan
CAISO's Board of Governors approved a redesigned transmission plan that focuses on high-priority projects amid a crush of interconnection requests.
California Assembly
Committee Gives CAISO RTO Bill a Cool Reception
Members of the California Assembly Utilities & Energy passed a bill to give CAISO independent governance but uniformly expressed their dislike of it as written.

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