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​Release planning analyzes the impact of initiatives

The release planning process assesses market initiative implementation impacts to determine target timeframes, project milestones and other resource considerations. It is a collaborative process between the ISO and market participants to optimize the costs and benefits of the implementation approach prior to committing resources.


Plans and schedules


Starting with the fall 2019 release, all technical specifications and artifacts are available on the ISO Developer site. Login permission is required to access the site.

2020 releases


Independent 2020

Fall 2020

  • Aliso Canyon phase 5
  • Automated Dispatch System (ADS) replacement
  • Commitment costs and default energy bid enhancements - implementation
  • Dispatch operating target tariff clarification - implementation
  • Draft settlements technical documents
  • Energy imbalance market enhancements 2020
  • Energy storage and distributed energy resources phase 3 - implementation
  • Excess behind the meter production - implementation
  • FERC Order No. 841 requested adjustments
  • Flexible ramping product refinements - implementation
  • Intertie deviation settlement - implementation
  • Commitment cost enhancements tariff clarifications - implementation
  • Market settlement timeline transformation
  • Master File documents


Previous releases