Wednesday, April 25, 2007

CAL ISO Prepares For the Future.

CAL ISO approved a new five-year business plan that anticipates major increases in demand for electricity throughout California as the state's economy continues to grow.

According to the ISO's official press release:

Factored into the plan are the following industry trends affecting the ISO and how it serves its customers and stakeholders:

-A growing California economy will continue to trigger rising demand for electricity.

-Imported power will increase as out-of-state suppliers compete to sell megawatts into California.

-Operational pressures will grow as demand rises making new infrastructure investment important.

-Climate changes and environmental regulations will mean the ISO will play a larger role in reducing barriers for renewable power and demand response companies.

California ISO Board Approves Five-Year Business Plan [CAL ISO Press Release]