California Independent System Operator
Plunging Wind Into the Grid
PUC could oust PG&E from the project, finding no need for an upgrade.
Nearly a year after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its blessing for upgrading California's notorious "Path 15" transmission bottleneck, an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has thrown a monkeywrench into the plan.
Crisis Aftermath: Piecing Western Markets Together
Gen Interconnection: Comparability or Common Sense?
Why power plants should pay for grid upgrades.
Do we make all generators equal-using affirmative action to give rights to merchants that are "comparable" to utility-owned plants?
Or, do we let the locational price signals shine through-trusting all plant developers, whether regulated or not, to act in self-interest?
Public Power & RTOs: How To Avoid Making Swiss Cheese
Digital Terrorism: Holes in the Firewall?
Plugging cyber security holes isn't as easy as everyone wants to think.
FERC's California Caps: Just Smoke and Mirrors?
Industry experts debate whether so-called “price mitigation measures” miraculously solved the California crisis.
November 15, 2001
Markets Behaving Badly
To understand 'gaming,' be a gamer.
FERC Staff Member: What sort of behavior is wrong?