Goodin MacBride | Attorneys | Lawyers | Law Firm | San Francisco, California


regulatory law | energy | energy regulatory agencies | CAISO

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) coordinates, controls and monitors the operation of the electric power transmission grid throughout most of California, and functions as a neutral marketplace for certain wholesale power transactions. Operating under the oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), CAISO plays a key role in providing non-discriminatory access to the power grid for unregulated electric generators (UEGs), other independent power producers, and traditional generators.

Participation in the California power markets requires a clear understanding of CAISO operations and requirements. Goodin MacBride is well versed in the intricacies of the CAISO tariff and FERC regulations. The firm provides expert counsel to energy service providers (ESPs) or power marketers, scheduling coordinators (SCs), end users, and other market participants seeking to understand and comply with tariff requirements, negotiate power transactions, or be heard on important regulatory issues relating to CAISO, such as its forward market procurement activities.