The California Independent System Operator on July 1 launched its new reliability coordinator service, RC West, becoming the official reliability coordinator for 16 balancing authorities and transmission operators in California and Mexico. Read More

A formidable jump in the price of natural gas in the California Independent System Operator territory in the first quarter drove up the cost to serve wholesale load by 43 percent compared with the first quarter last year, CAISO’s market monitor said in a new report. Read More

A disgruntled Tri-State Generation and Transmission member filed suit in a Colorado district court July 2 seeking to prevent the 43-member wholesale cooperative from taking action on its effort to become regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read More

Additional federal financial-security requirements for electric utilities to ensure they can cover the costs of cleaning up spills of coal ash and other hazardous substances are unnecessary, the Environmental Protection Agency said July 2. Read More