June 17, 2024

CAISO Department of Market Monitoring (DMM)

Gridwell Consulting
Congestion Revenue Rents Still Underfunded, CAISO DMM Says
Congestion revenue rights auctions averaged $62 million in losses between 2019 and 2023, down nearly $50 million since changes were implemented in 2019 but “still very high,” said CAISO’s Department of Market Monitoring.
DMM: CAISO Transfer Limitations During Q3 Heat Waves Led to Price Disparities
CAISO's Department of Market Monitoring found that limits on WEIM imports last year led to increased transmission congestion in the ISO's markets.
CAISO DMM: High Exports to Southwest Led to July EEAs
CAISO's Department of Market Monitoring explained that self-scheduled exports to support stressful conditions led to the declaration of emergency alerts in July.
BC Hydro
Hydro Fuels Uptick in CAISO Exports, Market Monitor Reports
CAISO’s net energy exports have increased sharply this year, with imports being displaced by increased output from California’s hydroelectric and natural gas resources.
The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company
AES Fined $6M for CAISO Resource Adequacy Violations
FERC fined independent power producer AES $6 million for failing to fulfill RA obligations related to eight of the company’s 12 generating units operating in Southern California.
Batteries Multiply in CAISO, Soak up Solar
The more than 5,000 MW of batteries connected to the CAISO grid are playing in increasing role in maintaining reliability, a report from the ISO's Market Monitor shows.
CAISO Dept. of Market Monitoring
CAISO 2020 Load Costs Rise Despite Gas Price Decline
Low hydro output, a summer heat wave and high prices during evening ramps helped boost CAISO’s load-serving costs by 3% last year despite lower gas prices.
CAISO Wasn’t Gamed in Blackouts, Watchdog Finds
CAISO’s Market Monitor found no evidence of market manipulation or strategic outages during the rolling blackouts of mid-August.
FERC OKs CAISO Cost Recovery Plan for Gas
CAISO won FERC approval for its second effort to allow generators to recover the costs of higher natural gas prices.
CAISO Briefs Western EIM on Hybrid Resources
CAISO presented the Western Energy Imbalance Market’s Governing Body its plan for accommodating hybrid generation and storage resources.

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