Reports and Filings

Comments of the IRC on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing NOPR

The ISO/RTO Council respectfully submits these comments in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s October 2, 2017 Notice Inviting Comments, the September 28, 2017 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the United States Department of Energy, and Commission’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation’s October 4, 2017 request for information.

Supplemental Comments of the IRC on NOPR Regarding Primary Frequency Response

Pursuant to FERC's Notice of Request for Supplemental Comments issued on August 18, 2017, the IRC respectfully submits these supplemental comments.

2017 ISO/RTO Market Designs and Comparison

The IRC Markets Committee has released an updated overview and comparison of market design features in each Independent System Operator/ Regional Transmission Operator market. Access the executive summary and comparison matrix here.

Comments of the IRC re: Uplift Cost Allocation and Transparency in Markets Operated by RTO/ISOs

The IRC submits these comments in response to FERC’s NOPR issued on Docket #RM17-2-000 on Jan. 19, 2017 which proposes to revise the Commission’s regulations to require that each ISO/RTO that allocates the costs of real-time uplift to deviations should only do so to those market participants whose transactions are reasonably expected to have cause the real-time uplift costs.

Final Motion to Intervene Out of Time and IRC Comments in Support of NERC’s CMEP Filing

The IRC respectfully submits these comments in support of NERC’s proposal to provide self-logs of minimal risk compliance exceptions to FERC on a confidential basis and expand the use of CEs to include certain moderate risk potential non-compliance instances currently processed through the FFT disposition method.

Emerging Technologies: How ISOs and RTOs can create a more nimble, robust bulk electricity system

This report from the IRC’s Emerging Technologies Task Force examines the intersections of technology deployment and operational and policy considerations and concludes that the future of the North American power grid depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the accuracy and availability of data from "behind-the-meter" resources and coordinating these distributed energy resources at the grid operator level to preserve reliability.

Emerging Technologies Supplemental Summary Document

This two-page document summarizes the considerations and primary findings of the IRC’s March 16, 2016 Emerging Technologies report.

Comments of the ISO/RTO Council regarding Fast-Start Pricing in Markets Operated by ISO/RTOs

The IRC submits the following comments in response to the FERC NOPR issued in Docket No. RM17-3-000 on December 15, 2016. The NOPR proposes to revise the Commission’s regulations to require that each ISO/RTO incorporate market rules that meet certain requirements with respect to “fast-start” resources. IRC members plan to submit separate comments in addition to these IRC comments. The IRC limits these comments to express a general concern about the need for regional flexibility in the definition and pricing of fast-start resources to account for the specific circumstances and rules of each individual ISO and RTO market.

Comments of the IRC on NOPR Regarding Electric Storage Resources and Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation in Organized Wholesale Electric Markets

Pursuant to the FERC’s NOPR issued on November 17, 2016, the IRC respectfully submits these comments in response to the Commission’s proposal regarding electric storage resources and DER aggregations in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by RTOs and ISOs.

Motion of the IRC to Extend the Comment Period re: FERC NOPR, Reform of Interconnection Procedures and Agreements

Pursuant to Rule 212 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the FERC, 18 C.F.R. § 385.212 (2016), the IRC respectfully submits this Motion to extend the period for filing comments in response to the NOPR in the above-captioned proceeding by thirty days, so that comments may be filed on or before April 13, 2017.

News Releases

Report from North America’s electricity system operators examines impact of emerging technologies

ISO/RTO Council (IRC) report examines how the future of the North American power grid depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the accuracy and availability of data from "behind-the-meter" resources, and coordinating these distributed energy resources at the grid operator level to preserve reliability.

2010 IRC Metrics Report – Presentation to FERC – Press Release

The CEOs of the six independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today appeared before the Commission to discuss the 2010 ISO/RTO Metrics Report filed in December. The metrics report provided FERC with extensive data on grid operations and power markets in their regions.

2010 IRC Performance Metrics Report Press Release

The independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today submitted to FERC a metrics report providing extensive data on grid operations and power markets in their regions.