The ISO/RTO Council
The ISO/RTO Council (IRC) is comprised of 9 Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) in North America. These ISOs and RTOs serve two-thirds of electricity consumers in the United States and more than 50 percent of Canada's population.
The IRC works collaboratively to develop effective processes, tools, and methods for improving competitive electricity markets across North America. The IRC’s goal is to balance reliability considerations with market practices, resulting in efficient, robust markets that provide competitive and reliable service to electricity users.
The ISOs/RTOs serving North America provide:
Efficient Grid Dispatch
Significantly Better Price Transparency
Ease of Entry and Private Investment
Green Power Added to Grid
Market Monitoring Benefits
Liquidity in the Marketplace
Demand Response Development
For details, see Ten Reasons ISOs/RTOs are Good for North America.
If you have questions about individual ISOs/RTOs, please visit our Members page and access the links in the left column.