Transmission planning for a reliable, economic and open grid
Transmission planning at the ISO actively engages stakeholder and public input and uses the best engineering analysis possible to determine short- and long-term infrastructure needs.
Process and requirements
Transmission planning and studies
ISO and participating transmission owner studies demonstrate how the ISO is planning for infrastructure needs while meeting North American Electric Reliability Corporation and ISO planning standards.
2013-2014 Transmission planning process
2012-2013 Transmission planning process
2012-2013 Transmission planning process - additional study assessments
Accessing transmission data
Transmission planning base case data
The ISO provides access to its regional transmission planning base case data and dynamic data files to members of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and non-WECC members who have an approved WECC Base Case Data Request Package prior to requesting access to this data. Requesting entities must submit a Regional Transmission Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Please review the Submission Instructions before submitting any forms for thorough instructions and links to the necessary forms.
Instructions to access positive sequence load flow data and dynamic models descriptions
General Electric International, Inc. (GEII) is the only party authorized to distribute Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF) reference manuals to other parties. A non-PSLF licensed user wanting copies of the load flow data and dynamic models export/import documents needs to contact General Electric and sign a non-disclosure agreement. Please direct all questions and access requests for a PSLF license to GEII at http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/utility_software/en/ge_pslf/index.htm
Previous planning standards