The California Independent System Operator Corporation on Feb. 20 announced that its reliability coordinator service, named RC West, established an oversight committee to “provide guidance and foster consensus on reliability compliance.” RC West has completed 39 service agreements with balancing authorities and transmission operators across the west. The ISO announced last month that it is working on technology and system integration to implement the service by July 1.
Last January, the ISO said it will leave the current coordinator Peak Reliability to become its own reliability coordinator and offer these services to other balancing authorities in the Western U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The move came in response to Peak’s partnership with PJM Interconnection LLC to expand services to the west. Months later, Peak said it will discontinue reliability coordination services at the end of 2019.
RC West will hold its first meeting on March 14.