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ACR-188 Independent System Operator: regional cooperation: study.

Chris Holden, Assembly District 41

This 2022 Resolution requests that by February 28, 2023, the California Independent System Operator, in consultation with the California balancing authorities, produce a report that summarizes recent relevant studies on the impacts of expanded regional cooperation on California, identifies key issues that will most effectively advance the State’s energy and environmental goals, including any available studies that reflect the impact of regionalization on transmission costs and reliability for California ratepayers, includes relevant updates to specified transmission development and resource diversity estimates, and discusses regional transmission organizations in Colorado, Nevada, and other regional states, collaboration between states on energy policies to maximize consumer savings while respecting state policy autonomy, and engagement between neighboring states on the future of regional transmission organizations in the west.

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