The Council welcomes California ISO as its latest Innovation Partner

Posted on 28 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has joined the World Energy Council as its latest Innovation Partner focusing on the topic of Energy Storage.

The California ISO manages the flow of electricity across 26,000 miles of high-voltage power lines that serve 30 million Californians and millions more in their multi-state west-wide real-time market.  As a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, the ISO is a recognized world leader in transitioning the grid to one that is flexible and efficient in using zero and low-carbon generation resources.  As the nerve center for the western U.S. power grid, the ISO matches electricity buyers and sellers by coordinating over 31,000 market transactions every day that strives to find the lowest cost energy to serve consumer demand.

The World Energy Council is a leading international organization focused on the new energy grid and we deeply value our partnership with them.  This partnership will enable the ISO to access and share innovative thinking on the rapidly transforming grid and technologies that support the transition,” said Steve Berberich, President and CEO of the California ISO.  “We are particularly interested in using storage and other emerging technologies to facilitate a renewed, reliable and carbon-free grid and the World Energy Council is a great partner in that effort.