California ISO board to aid resource interconnections

Sponsored by

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO) board of directors approved power generation interconnection enhancements that include how proposed projects can be independently studied as well as improving the fast track study process.

“We continue to look for ways to further the development of renewables and make the interconnection process easier. This is another rule change in a series of changes,” said ISO President and CEO Steve Berberich. “Taken all together, these new rules mean the ISO can review projects more quickly and they can advance with a greater confidence in achieving commercial operation.”


The work continues interconnection reforms that begun in 2008 with a goal of establishing study processes that more effectively manages the large influx of renewable resources as well as providing developers clearer procedures and expectations.

An earlier reform passed in 2008 grouped proposed projects into geographically related clusters, which is quicker than studying each project individually. Some projects, however, can be studied independently and the provisions approved today clarified the criteria for the special treatment.

Also approved were new screens for how small projects fewer than 5 megawatts can qualify for the “fast track” study process, which aids small resource developers in connecting to the grid in the least amount of time and expense. Last, provisions clarifying cost reimbursements were adopted as well. All appropriate filings provisions will be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Sponsored by
Most Popular Articles


March 2015
Volume 19, Issue 3

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.



Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.


Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.