Posts by: Carl Zichella

Regionalization of the Western Grid May Be Inevitable

 July 29, 2019 by Carl Zichella, NRDC Director of Western Transmission  A regional electricity transmission operator—almost certainly an expanded California Independent System Operator (CAISO)—may be inevitable despite last year’s failure of the California legislature to pass legislation to allow a West-wide grid operator. It’s needed in order to operate a wholesale energy market that can use the lowest-cost resources available to meet regional electric demand. That was…

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