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 Board Approves Interconnection Enhancements Proposal
The CAISO board unanimously approved the ISO’s Interconnection Process Enhancements proposal, the product of more than a year of stakeholder engagement and troubleshooting.
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WECC Flags Hydro in BC, SW Heat as Potential Summer Concerns
Extreme heat in the Desert Southwest and low hydro in the Northwest could pose reliability problems for the Western Interconnection this summer, although the region doesn’t face an alarming risk for grid emergencies, WECC officials said.
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Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

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WCPSC Panelists: Forecasting Changes Needed to Address Uncertainty
“Uncertainty” was a recurring theme at the annual meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners.
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Glick, Christie Clash over States’ Role in FERC Order 1920
Former FERC Chair Richard Glick faced off against his old colleague, Commissioner Mark Christie, over FERC Order 1920 in the general session of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners’ annual summit. 
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