Joint State Agency Workshop 7/26: Proposed Regionalization of the Independent System Operator


Per the requirements of the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act, Senate Bill 350, the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board will jointly host a public workshop on July 26, 2016, in
Sacramento on topics related to regionalization of the Independent System Operator, including the development of a governance structure and studies on the environmental and economic impacts of a regional grid operator.

Under the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act, Senate Bill 350, the California Independent System Operator was required to: (1) prepare governance modifications needed to transform into a regional organization; and (2) conduct one or more studies of the impacts of a regional market enabled by the proposed governance modifications, including overall benefits to ratepayers, the creation or retention of jobs and other benefits to the California economy, environmental impacts in California and elsewhere, impacts in disadvantaged communities, emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants, and reliability and integration of renewable energy resources. At the workshop, the California Independent System Operator will present proposed
governance modifications and the results of recent regional market expansion studies. The agencies will provide feedback on the studies and consider stakeholder comments provided at the workshop. All interested parties are invited to attend.

More information and a detailed agenda to follow. If you have questions on the subject matter of the workshop, please contact Al Alvarado at or (916) 654-4749.

Meeting Details

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time (approximate): 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)


Secretary of State, Auditorium
1500 11th Street, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 653-6814

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