Transmission system integration of PacifiCorp and CAISO could increase market for geothermal
The integration of transmission systems by PacifiCorp and CAISO in California could open additional markets for geothermal power plants in California and Nevada.
Transmission plays an important role in utilizing the renewable energy potential in one location to get it to places where it could replace fossil-fuel based electricity generation. So news on the incorporation of PacifiCorp utilities, the second biggest transmission system in the Western United States, with the region’s biggest system run by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), could help share of power generation between the six states served by PacifiCorp and the customers of CAISO.
“Bringing PacifiCorp into CAISO operations is expected to open new markets for California’s growing supply of renewables”, so industry publication .Utility Drive.
With this new incorporation, which still would need to be signed off by legislators, geothermal power plants in Nevada and California could be able to sell power into Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and parts of Northern California.
Source: Utility Drive