How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

Total solar eclipses have passed over the United States before. The last coast-to-coast one occurred in 1918. In March 1970, a total solar eclipse moved along the southeast coast and nine years later another plunged several northwestern states into darkness. The difference on August 21, … Read more…

Stem to Join CAISO

Stem to Join CAISO

Stem, which describes itself as an intelligent energy storage firm, has bid into the California Independent  System Operator (CAISO) real-time market via its aggregated customer storage systems. Stem’s predictive software is combined with Olivine’s platform to enable bidding and automatic dispatch of stored power to … Read more…

California May Allow Distributed Resources into Wholesale Market

Traditionally, distributed energy resources (DER) have been too small to bid into energy markets. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which oversees the California power market, typically requires projects to be at least 500 kW in order to participate in the market. In order to … Read more…

Sweeping Changes in Western Energy Markets

PacifiCorp and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) just announced an agreement to explore the feasibility of integrating their two markets. CAISO, which oversees the only competitive electricity market in the West, manages 80 percent of the energy flow in California. Although the Nevada Valley … Read more…

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