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UCI islands its microgrid from Southern California Edison grid

During the 1 hour and 15-minute test, the microgrid performed flawlessly in response to varying campus electrical load demands

Southern California Edison to build $464 million transmission project

he commission added that the amended sections of the PEA propose modifications to the two 500-kV transmission line alignments included in the original PEA

California ISO saves $33.4 million with energy market

The benefits since the western regional market was launched in 2014 now total $288.44 million

California solar power project to benefit low-income families

A $46 million solar project in California's Imperial Valley will be built by Boston-based nonprofit Citizens Energy Corporation following the unanimous vote of the local utility's board of directors

California ISO announces plans to become reliability coordinator

The California Independent System Operator will offer these services to other balancing authorities and transmission operators in the western United States

California wildfire leads to Santa Barbara power outage

As soon as the area is safe for restoration, SCE crews will assess the damage and redirect power to affected customers

Resistance to Resilience: ISO/RTO Response to DOE’s NOPR

The ISOs/RTOs unanimously agree that there is no single definition of resilience that can be applied to all regions.  Nearly all criticized DOE's attempt at a definition—that is, "the ability to reduce the magnitude or duration of a disruptive event"—as being amorphous, vague and unworkable. 

California tops Gridwise modernization index again

California continued its reign while the top four states held sway in Gridwise Allliance's Grid Modernization Index released Wednesday. The pace of grid modernization has accelerated in recent years, the report noted, as states work...

Portland General Electric joins California ISO energy market

Savings are projected to increase as more utilities join the market

California ISO approves power plant outage rule

Grid models only consider potential transmission outages but not power plants unexpectedly going offline