What are we doing to green the grid?
The ISO is committed to supporting important energy and environmental policies while maintaining reliability through a resilient power grid system.
Integrating renewables reliably
The ISO is focused on the reliable integration of zero-emission resources such as solar and wind power in support of the state's renewables portfolio standard.
Using renewables to operate the grid
How renewables affect the grid
Understand how time-of-use periods help
Click here for past renewable energy production, wind and solar curtailments and greenhouse gas emissions reports
Learn more about the Western Energy Imbalance Market and the potential benefits of a fully integrated regional grid.
Advancing technologies for a smarter grid
We engage in activities that identify and prove next generation smart technologies. The exciting advances will forever change how electricity is produced and consumed.
Find out how to partner with the ISO on an advanced technology pilot
Smart Grid Roadmap
Opportunities for distributed energy resources
Distributed energy resources will be a valuable part of the resource mix to ensure reliable management of the green electric grid. These resources are located on the distribution system and include energy storage, plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), demand response and combinations thereof that include photovoltaic solar. The ISO is helping remove barriers and creating opportunities for these resources to provide grid services.
Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Roadmap
Vehicle-Grid Integration Roadmap
The century-old electric grid is evolving into a modern and sophisticated machine to unlock a greener economy and fight off global warming. Coordinating the alignment of environmental and energy goals is critical to developing a cleaner, reliable and more weather-resilient power grid. The ISO is collaborating with state and federal agencies, policymakers, stakeholders and end-user groups during this historic transformation to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
ISO, CEC and CPUC planning and procurement process alignment
Alignment of the transmission planning process with CEC Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) demand forecast and CPUC Long Term Procurement Plan (LTPP) proceeding.
View the TPP-LTPP-IEPR Alignment Diagram
Read the TPP-LTPP-IEPR Alignment Explanatory Text
California Climate Change Partnerships
California Climate Change YouTube channel