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Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO)/Independent System Operators (ISO)

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January 21, 2016
  • Item E-1: FERC Proposes to Revise Offer Caps in Regional Wholesale Electric Markets News Release | NOPR PDF

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Independent System Operators grew out of Orders Nos. 888/889 where the Commission suggested the concept of an Independent System Operator as one way for existing tight power pools to satisfy the requirement of providing non-discriminatory access to transmission. Subsequently, in Order No. 2000, the Commission encouraged the voluntary formation of Regional Transmission Organizations to administer the transmission grid on a regional basis throughout North America (including Canada). Order No. 2000 delineated twelve characteristics and functions that an entity must satisfy in order to become a Regional Transmission Organization.

RTO/ISO Regions Conferences
  • December 8, 2015 - Collection of Connected Entity Data from RTO/ISOs Event Details
  • December 9, 2014 - FERC Staff to Convene a Workshop Operator Actions Event Details
  • October 28, 2014 - FERC Staff to Convene a Workshop on Shortage Pricing, Offer Mitigation, and Offer Caps Event Details
  • September 8, 2014 - Workshop on Uplift in Energy and Ancillary Services Markets Operated by RTOs/ISOs Event Details
  • April 1, 2014 - Winter 2013-2014 Operations and Market Performance in RTOs/ISOs (AD14-8-000) – Event Details
  • June 20, 2013 - Item A-3: Capacity Deliverability Across the MISO/PJM Seam Presentations MISO PDF | PJM PDF | OMS-OPSI PDF | MISO Market Monitor PDF | PJM Market Monitor PDF
  • September 25, 2013 - Centralized Capacity Markets in RTOs/ISOs (AD13-7-000) - Event Details
  • January 20, 2011 - ISO/RTOs present performance metrics review to Commission - Intro Presentation PDF | NYISO PDF | CAISO PDF | ISO-NE PDF | MISO PDF | PJM PDF | Chairman's Statement
  • May 8, 2007 - Examine the state of competition in wholesale power markets (AD07-7) - Event Details
  • April 5, 2007 - Review the Commission's general policies regarding market monitoring (AD07-8) - Event Details
  • February 27, 2007 - Competition In Wholesale Power Markets (AD07-7) - Event Details
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Updated: January 21, 2016