On September 10, 2018, California’s then-Governor Jerry Brown approved and signed Senate Bill No. 100 (also known as ““The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018”). The bill mandates that utilities obtain 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2045. The bill is designed to gradually increase targets…
August 3, 2019
July 6, 2019
In June 2019, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) announced that it intends to launch the Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) market in December 2020. SPP currently oversees the electric grid and wholesale power market for utilities and transmission companies in 14 central U.S. states, and the new market is expected to generate significant cost savings for participants.
June 15, 2019
On June 3, 2019, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) announced via news release that its Reliability Coordinator unit, RC West, obtained its certification from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
June 1, 2019
On May 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Officer of Electric Reliability and Enforcement published its Summer 2019 Reliability and Energy Market Assessment, which is the summary report of anticipated summer reliability challenges for U.S. electric and natural gas markets.
May 31, 2019
On May 8, 2019, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) published its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming 2019 summer season, as well as a preliminary assessment for fall 2019 and an update to their Capacity, Demand, and Reserves (CDR) Report.
May 24, 2019
On May 8, 2019, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) published its 2019 Summer Loads & Resources Assessment, which is the assessment report of the upcoming summer supply and demand outlook within the CAISO balancing authority area. Highlights from the recently released report are provided below.