Findings from the Olivine Community Energy Initiative

Households in Disadvantaged Communities are ready, willing and able to play a role in demand response: Findings from the Olivine Community Energy Initiative From July to December of 2018, Olivine performed a first-of-its-kind study of disadvantaged communities (DAC)...

Excess Supply Pilot Awarded PLMA Pacesetter

PG&E and Olivine are recipients of a Peak Load Management Alliance (PMLA) Program Pacesetters for our groundbreaking work on load shift programs. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Excess Supply Demand Response program (XSP) demonstrates capabilities...

New post on the DERP Proposal

This month, the CAISO Board of Governors approved the Distributed Energy Resource Provider Proposal.  Having followed these efforts closely — and having fielded many questions about it — we wrote a blog post on the proposal, how it helps, and what further...

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...

CAISO Market Basics Training Posted

In 2014, Olivine provided training to IRM2 participants on CAISO market basics.  Today we have posted the slides to help others generally interested in the wholesale market. These slides cover markets, models, PDR, bids, and measurement standards. It also touches on...