The role of ISOs and RTOs
Ever wonder what ISOs/RTOs actually do?
From integrating a diverse mix of power resources onto the electric grid reliably, to orchestrating the generation and transmission of electricity for two-thirds of North America, ISOs and RTOs match power generation instantaneously with demand to keep the lights on.
Harnessing a commodity and then moving it at the speed of light across thousands of miles of high-voltage wires involves sophisticated coordination among utilities, energy generators and other resource suppliers, as well as consumers. The ultimate goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable power - made possible through efficient administration of independent and transparent wholesale energy markets.
ISO and RTO innovation supports the latest advancements in smart grid technologies, improving the resiliency and reliability of the grid, making energy transmission more efficient, smarter and cost effective.