California ISO ready to carry out landmark law to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) today issued the following statement after Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 350).

“The ISO applauds the Governor for signing this landmark legislation that will lead to higher use of clean energy resources and paves the way for expanding the electricity grid throughout western states,” said Steve Berberich, ISO President and CEO. “A multi-state western grid will foster improved coordination over a larger geographic footprint, which is key in using renewable energy to meet consumer demand more efficiently at a lower cost.”

The new law requires California to increase the purchase of renewable energy resources from 33 percent to 50 percent by the end of 2030. It also begins the process of transforming the ISO into a regional organization to promote expanded use of clean energy in California and participating western states.

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