Featured Speaker: Robert Kott, Operations Policy Manager, California Independent System Operator

This presentation provides an update on the current state of supply resources for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area (BAA) and the expected future state of the resource mix as CAISO continues an energy transition toward 60 percent renewable and 100 percent zero carbon resources. This includes a description of an effective resource adequacy program, a review of the resource mix with respective contributions to serving a varying load profile, a summary of the future changes to the resource mix based on the interconnection queue and an overview of the drivers behind the energy transition. The resource mix discussion examines the rapidly increasing role of battery storage resources and the challenges these resources are presenting to operations. Examples of peak operating periods showed how resources perform to meet load and renewable resource variability.

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