April 21, 2024

California AB 813

RC Transition, California Wildfires Will Occupy 2019
CAISO will tackle its new role as reliability coordinator in 2019, and California lawmakers will struggle with preventing wildfires sparked by power lines.
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Northwest Ponders RTO with Mix of Hope and Skepticism
Talk of an RTO for the Western Interconnection lived during the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC).
California Energy Commission
Can Calif. Go All Green Without a Western RTO?
California may be able to meet its carbon goal by 2045, but it’s going to be more difficult and more expensive without a Western RTO, advocates contend.
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Western RTO Proponents Vow to Keep Trying
Even after failing three times in three years, supporters of CAISO regionalization say they’ll likely keep at it until they succeed.
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
CAISO Expansion Bill Dies in Committee
A measure to expand CAISO into an RTO for Western states failed to clear the legislature for the third time in three years.
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UPDATED: Calif. Clean Energy Measure Goes to Governor
A bill that would require California to get 100% of its power from renewable and other zero-carbon resources by 2045 passed a major hurdle.
Public Service of New Mexico
PNM Seeks to Join Energy Imbalance Market
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has applied to join the Energy Imbalance Market by 2021, the EIM Governing Body learned.
CAISO Regionalization Bill Cast on Uncertain Course
The California State Senate’s Appropriations Committee sent a bill that would transform CAISO into an RTO back down to the Rules Committee.
California State Senate
CAISO Regionalization Bill Edges Toward Senate Vote
The CAISO regionalization bill that would transform CAISO into an RTO passed another key California State Senate committee.
Calif. Bill Would Protect POU Gas Plants
A California Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow publicly owned utilities that meet certain criteria to run their gas-fired plants at a minimal level to ensure that related bond debt is paid off and not passed to taxpayers.

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