February 25, 2024
Ayla Burnett
CAISO / West Correspondent
Ayla Burnett has a background in investigative and beat reporting covering food systems, climate change and environmental justice in the Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area. She has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon and a master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Ayla grew up in Portland, Oregon, and rural Washington state, and in her spare time, she enjoys being in the forest, writing poetry and DJ'ing for a local alternative radio station. She currently resides in San Francisco.

Recent Articles
CAISO CEO Emphasizes Power of Partnership in West
In an interview, CAISO CEO Elliot Mainzer touted the importance of interregional coordination — and a single Western market — to meet state policy and reliability goals.
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CAISO Releases Draft Interconnection Process Enhancements Proposal
CAISO released its final draft proposal out of its Interconnection Process Enhancements, its initiative to address the “unprecedented and unsustainable interconnection request volumes” submitted in the current and prior study windows.
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WPP: Cold Snap Showed ‘Tipping Point’ for Northwest Reliability
Imports from the Southwest and Rockies helped the Northwest survive January’s cold, showing the region’s reliability is at a “tipping point,” WPP said.
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WEIM Ends 2023 Exceeding $5B in Benefits
CAISO’s WEIM last year hit $5.05 billion in benefits for its members since its inception in 2014, continuing the positive trend of growth tied to an expanding Western footprint.
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Long-duration Storage Key to Calif. Energy Goals, Report Says
A recent study found that deploying 37 GW of long-duration energy storage could help bring California to zero emissions by 2045.
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