Skip to comments.Report of System Status (Britney Spears controls Cal ISO: Opps I Did it Again!)
Posted on 09/13/2002 11:11:47 AM PDT by Robert357
Other Comments: CISO reported Spinning Reserve was deficient from 1606 through 1629 yesterday, attaining a minimum of 910 (2.5%). Cause was unknown and they manually dispatched resources to recover.
The adjusted threat levels remain in effect: Homeland Security, Orange (High); NRC from level 3 to level 4 (of 5); NERC Medium to electrical system, although no specific threat, low to Cyber; DOE from SECON level 3 to SECON level 2 (1 highest on scale of 5).
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I honestly doubt that the Clowns at the Cal ISO can get their act together. I think that FERC is right in trying to change the management of this Keystone Cops group before they black out the entire west coast of the US! This is getting to be pathetic. I hope someone in California starts to hold these people accountable.
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I guess that the best and brightest of the California Democratic Party, Gov Davis, has appointed most of the board of the ISO and that even though FERC has said to change the makeup of the ISO board of directors, the good Governor knows better.
One would think that the Governor would expect some degree of competence from his appointees. But as you say this is California and the Democrats are in charge.
I sure hope FERC wins its lawsuit!
I gave it the vanity heading, because as in her song there is no guilt or shame for her actions. The ISO is not trying to learn from its mistakes and do better the next time. Ah,....how democratic party oriented.
I guess it takes a village to manage an ISO. (/sarcasm)
My comment about me and Britany is serious. Put me in a room with her, leave the power off all you want....
This is a ping to the rest of you. Simon's people need to be all over this rat mess and drag it out into the sunlight for more people to see.
Seriously, if you add up how much renewable hydro is used by California that comes from the British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, 20% might not be that hard to attain (in a year with no drought). Of course, we all know that hydro is not being considered a clean renewable as dams are evil fish killers. So California will obviously need to look elsewhere for its 20% solution!
The first is pronounced "ahps". Why do people constantly spell this wrong???
Depends when. Right now, with the economy down and a little luck in the weather, probably not that bad.
If the economy picks up, probably a problem.
If the Enviro's get their way and most of 4-Corners and Powder River Basin coal plants are shut down and Alberta shuts down its coal plants (and BC hydro sells to Alberta rather than Califonria), serious problems.
If I were a Californian, I would be real concerned for how the Canadian Premier has said they will decide on Koyota accords prior to the end of the year. If Alberta has to shut down all of its coal plants that produce most of its power, new transmission lines will be built and the electricity from BC Hydro will no longer come to California. That would be a huge loss.
It's just that I see it all over the internet and I cannot figure out where it comes from.
Hydroelectric dams kill fish.
Windmills kill birds. And they are "eyesores".
Solar would require carpeting the desert.
Thus, tapping into liberal flatulence is the obvious solution.
09/15 14:04:34000 1345 PAST: WACM requested level 4 (step 9) contributing schedule curtailments per the WSCC Procedure to relieve excessive flow across Path 31. Path limit 413 MW, actual 408 MW and scheduled 342XX MW. USF 220 MW CCW.
From reading the posts it sounds like the guys at the ISO had some problems with making the little electrons go where they wanted them. Then later in the weekend another problem jumped up that had to do with the scheduling system not working.
I would like to restate, that the Cal ISO is going to cause a major west coast blackout (besides the one California is responsible for in Vegas). This is serious stuff and they are not getting their act together. The more stuff I see, the more it is clear that there are real problems. The more problems that don't get solved the more I want FERC to come in and change the management structure of the ISO.
What has to happen before FERC essentially seizes Cal ISO?
And, if they should, who would run it?
Were I them (FERC), I'd be getting somebody up in the bullpen...
Here is another answer althought this one is funnier than all git out!
Sierrawasp - have you seen this train?
Where is Path 31? Which cities got their power cut off?
Actually, FERC is smarter than that. They and NERC have set it up so that if the Cal ISO really gets the rest of the West Coast power industry mad enough, the WECC can fine Cal ISO. That means no footprints from the attack leading back to Washington DC.
From what I am reading between the lines in the WECC daily reports, that just may happen. Althought utilities generally tend to be forgiving of their sister organizations under the theory....there but for the grace of God go I... I think Cal ISO is poisoning the well with enough people that even utility to utility relationships are strained.
Also having stiffed alot of generation companies on power payments creates some mood for payback. Remember it was a California witness who said in the FERC settlement hearing that even if California got what is likely to be the amount of refunds, they would still owe more money to generators who have not yet been paid for power delivered, than California would be owed by those generating companies. Payback can be a bitch. I also expect that when FERC finally makes its decision that California will not be thrilled with the outcome.