US FERC rejects Cal-ISO waiver affecting adequacy program

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The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday rejected a California Independent System Operator request that it be allowed to keep unchanged the hours that it offers incentives for power plants and other resources being available when electric demand is highest.
The issue centers on the ISO’s “availability assessment hours,” a five-hour period that covers daily, historical peak load. The grid operator’s availability assessment hours for this year are 1 pm to 6 pm from April to October and …

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