Not all states and regions have ISOs, and distribution companies do not operate wholesale markets thereafter. These regions must continue to stick to open access in accordance with FERC, but electricity exchanges between distribution companies are most often facilitated by electricity purchase contracts (AAEs) and bilateral contracts. There are other possible criteria. A secondary connection agreement and/or AAE may contain a language that determines whether a generator should participate or not. It depends on local public services or clearing authorities. As a general rule, CAISO only needs one metre. However, there may be a specific language in an interconnection agreement or an AAE that requires the use of a primary measurement and site security device. For large projects, two metres should be on site. In the event of a meter failure, this allows for a smooth transition to the backup meter for billing purposes. Through the validation process, there are several elements that can be expected to be executed and completed 30 days before the sync marking. These include the full implementation of regulatory contractual agreements, including items such as the new planning coordinator or the SC selection letter; the new SC Planning Or Acceptance Letter Coordinator, the signed PGA and MSA documents, the Generator Resource Data Model (GRDT) created and signed, the execution of the control and protection documentation, the participating intermittent resource program or the PIRP documentation executed, and the final version of the contracts submitted by the SC.
210 days before launch synchronization, US-MOST provides you with a first package of sites including RIG. In this way, you can see the best results of the project in real time and use the information to make the necessary adjustments to the final outcome of the CAISO. You can also see where your project is in terms of the requirements for completing the process. This will give you everything you need to make the necessary changes. If changes are made, the process may be delayed, but it is preferable to make these adjustments at an early stage of the process for final success. There are also RIG recertifications performed every three years for ISPs or ECN connective RIG, as well as general reviews and/or firmware upgrades on RIG if necessary. ISOs coordinate, monitor and monitor the functioning of the electrical system, usually within a single U.S. state, but sometimes in several states. ISOs also act as market operators in the wholesale trade. During this phase, the generator must put the regulatory contracts into service and provide the necessary information for the ISO forecast. Any generator participating in the California open energy market must meet CAISO requirements. However, not all generators need to participate.
The biggest piece of advice is to start early. Although CAISO has reduced the NRI window from 203 days to 84 days, it is not realistic to get an online installation in three months.