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RC West

The California ISO's RC West is the Reliability Coordinator (RC) of record for 42 balancing authorities and transmission operators in the western United States. An RC oversees grid compliance with federal and regional grid standards, and can determine measures to prevent or mitigate system emergencies in day-ahead or real-time operations. The RC also provides leadership in system restorations following major events.

 

 

Resources

Customer Onboarding

 

RC West Oversight Committee

The RC West Oversight Committee is comprised of key representatives from balancing authorities and transmission operators taking RC services from the ISO. The committee provides guidance and fosters consensus on reliability compliance for the RC West.

Benjamin
Brandt
Chair
Chris
Hoffman
Vice-chair

 

Meetings

In-person meetings are held at the California ISO located at 250 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA. Webinars will also be available to allow for remote participation. Stakeholders can submit agenda topic suggestions for upcoming meetings. Submit to RCWest-OC@caiso.com at least two weeks prior to the next public meeting. Topics may or may not be discussed.

 

Past meetings

 

RC West area alerts

Merchants can subscribe to receive information impacting the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System.

Sign up for RC West area alerts

  

Questions?

For more information on RC West services, email us at: RCWest@caiso.com.

Service Desk for RC West participants only:
Local number: (916) 538-5722
Toll-free number: (833) 888-9378

RC West Portal
Access to this secure site is limited to RC West participants with a certificate.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Foundational documents