Real-time pricing and demand flexibility targeted to ease California outages

Growing California power system reliability threats could be relieved by a price signal based on RTP linked to smart customer-owned resources

Growing California power system reliability threats made vivid by early September Flex Alerts called by the state’s system operator could be relieved by a price signal based on real-time pricing, or RTP, linked to smart customer-owned resources through new enabling technologies, according to the California Public Utilities Commission Energy Division’s June 22 ”CalFUSE” proposal.

The new approach could transform California’s high penetrations of customer-owned distributed energy resources  into a response to electricity market supply and load fluctuations, commissioners agreed in a July 14 order opening a proceeding to investigate the proposal’s potential.

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Source: Utility Dive

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