Â“I am delighted the ISO Board approved our proposal to provide renewable resources a solid foundation to grow on our grid,Â” said Steve Berberich, ISO President and CEO. Â“It is gratifying to evolve the market so that it embraces the unique way variable renewable resources operate to the benefit of all.Â”
The new structure keeps the current 5-minute dispatch approach for internal ISO resources and some imported energy, which greatly reduces implementation complexity, time and costs by using existing system functionalities. It is also compatible with the proposed ISO/PacifiCorp energy imbalance market.
The proposal also spells out a timeframe for re-implementing convergence bidding, which is a tool that participants can use to hedge their risks and stabilize real-time prices. The enhancements would enable the ISO to begin using the new approach in spring of next year, once approved by federal regulators.