RTO and ISO

Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) and Independent System Operator (ISO)

INCREASE VALUE OF ELECTRIC SERVICE

  • Optimal Reliability: Disturbance mitigation; active frequency & voltage stabilization; improve System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), Momentary Average Interruption Frequency Index (MAIFI)
  • More Renewables: Reduce problems associated with intermittency

REDUCE COSTS

  • Increase asset utilization: Operating and regulation reserve optimization (i.e., less spinning & regulation reserve); allow assets to serve multiple objectives, economic battery deployment; load management, reduce line losses
  • Reduce opex: Displace components of expensive SCADA system upgrades/new installs; allow fossil fuel generators to run at optimal heat rates

REDUCE RISK

  • Addresses policy & market risks: Maintain electric system mandated performance requirements under grid conditions with little spinning inertia and highly intermittent distributed resources
  • System optionality: Modular, scalable solution allowing simple expansions and/or reconfigurations as policies and markets evolve