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Increasing Renewable Resources

October 16, 2007

Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) facilitate the integration of renewable generation into the bulk electric power system. ISOs and RTOs typically feature large electricity markets that often span multiple states and provinces. These organized, wholesale electricity markets provide ready access for generation developers. They also provide beneficial competition and economies of scale for customers.

To meet the policy objectives of increasing renewable resources, developers must be able to build these projects and bring them to market. The markets supported by the ISOs and RTOs have proven to be fertile ground for the development of renewable resources. This report explains how ISOs and RTOs are helping meet public policy objectives. The full publication is available (PDF 1.2 MB) Download Adobe Reader.

—Julie Jones