Olivine CEO Beth Reid explains the DRAM

Bids for California’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) are due today (10/26). Under this program, the state’s IOUs will acquire at least 22 MW of resource adequacy (RA) in 2016 giving participants access to the wholesale market. Olivine has been a...

SSP Refinements

We are making some updates to the SSP! The following changes will be made effective Thursday, October 1, 2015, with all other aspects of the pilot to remain the same. 1) Remove the requirement to bid at the NBT Qualifying bid blocks may now be at any price between the...

DERP Proposal Takes Step to Ease Market Access Challenges

When the CAISO Board of Governor’s approved the DER Provider Proposal earlier this month, it took a critical enabling step to support market access for aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).  Next, the CAISO will draft tariff language and other supporting...

DER Challenges and Barriers Report Released

We recently published a report, co-funded with the California ISO: Distributed Energy Resource Integration: Summarizing the Challenges and Barriers. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) engaged Olivine, Inc. to provide a summary report of the challenges...