FERC to host technical conference on California ISO capacity issues

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said May 28 that it plans to hold a technical conference on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) proposal to implement an interim flexible capacity and local reliability resource retention mechanism.

The technical conference is to encourage a structured dialogue on flexible and local resources at risk of retirement for CAISO and its stakeholders, and to focus on the development of a market-based mechanism to provide incentives to ensure that reliability needs are met.

The technical conference will be held on July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) in the Auditorium at the California Natural Resources Agency in Sacramento, Calif. The technical conference will be led by FERC staff, with presentations from panelists. A subsequent notice detailing the topics to be discussed and agenda will be issued in advance of the conference.

Those interested in participating in panel discussions should notify the commission by close of business on June 14. Due to time constraints, staff may not be able to accommodate all of those interested in speaking. After June 14 staff will notify those who are selected to speak at the conference.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.