California ISO invokes federal emergency order

Constraints on Path 15, the high voltage transmission line carrying electricity between the north and south parts of the state, also continue to be a problem, the ISO said. Because only so much electricity can be transported due to limited transmission capacity, operating reserves are predicted to dip below 5% in northern California.

Dec. 21, 2000 – Talks among California utilities and independent power producers on terms of long-term power supply contracts were recessed until Jan. 3, by a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission administrative law judge, after 2 days of negotiations failed to produce an agreement.

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