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August 04, 2015 4:51 PM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of California Independent System Operator Corporation

Company Overview

California Independent System Operator Corporation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, operates long-distance and high-voltage power lines that deliver power in California and to neighboring control areas and states, Canada, and Mexico. It offers open access to the transmission system through a market for electricity and related services. The company also provides market products and services, such as energy and ancillary services products; congestion revenue rights, a financial instrument used to manage exposure to congestion charges in the day-ahead market process; and convergence bidding services. In addition, it is involved in the network and resource modeling, outage management, in...

250 Outcropping Way

Folsom, CA 95630

United States

Founded in 1997

Phone:

916-351-4400

Key Executives for California Independent System Operator Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Vice President of Technology
Vice President of Policy & Client Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

California Independent System Operator Corporation Key Developments

Imperial Irrigation District Sues California ISO for Allegedly Squelching Renewable Energy

The Imperial Irrigation District has gone to a federal court to seek damages and to stop the California ISO from discouraging renewable energy development in its service area. Having had enough of the California ISO's alleged rough wooing to get the public utility to become a participating transmission owner, the Imperial Irrigation District has gone to a federal court to seek damages and to stop the grid operator from discouraging renewable energy development in its service area. CAISO should be working with IID to tap into its renewable energy resources, to further the state's climate goals, and improve the economic conditions of Imperial County," IID said in a July 16 civil complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, claiming violations of federal antitrust and California state laws. 'Instead, CAISO has abused its monopoly power for the improper purposes of gaining control over IID's transmission system, obtaining direct access to the abundant renewable energy resources in IID's service area, and crushing IID out of existence'. Specifically, IID claimed renewable developers in the four competitive renewable energy zones within its balancing authority area, or BAA, are unable to obtain adequate transmission service from CAISO. Thus, they are being forced to locate elsewhere in California where they have access and can be assured that investor-owned utilities, or participating transmission owners in CAISO, will sign key power purchase agreements. And the reason for this, IID said, is that CAISO wants to get rid of one of its remaining competitors in the transmission service and operations services markets, given the third-largest public utility in California has repeatedly told the grid operator it has no desire to join as a participating transmission owner, or PTO. IID said the dispute extends back to 2011 when CAISO approved the utility's re-conductoring of Path 42, a 230-kV transmission project that also involved Edison International utility Southern California Edison Co. and was designed to increase the maximum import capability, or MIC, from about 462 MW to 1,400 MW.

California Independent System Operator Corporation Presents at 2015 Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference, Jun-16-2015 11:15 AM

California Independent System Operator Corporation Presents at 2015 Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference, Jun-16-2015 11:15 AM. Venue: Westin Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, United States. Speakers: Shmuel Oren, Member of the Market Surveillance Committee.

California Independent System Operator Corporation Appoints David Mills as New Member to Energy Imbalance Market Transitional Committee

The California Independent System Operator Corporation board of governors took several important actions including appointing a new member to the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Transitional Committee as well as approving improvements to the real-time market that launched in November 2014. The board unanimously appointed David Mills, Puget Sound Energy Vice President of Energy Operations, to the now 12 member Transitional Committee. Puget Sound announced March 5, 2015 that it would begin participating in the EIM in October 2016. In a separate agenda item, Wagner briefed the board on the committee’s activities that includes posting a governance straw proposal on March 19.

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