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RTO Insider Expands into California, Rolls out RTO Insider Top 30

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RTO Insider, which has been steadily expanding its coverage of the nation’s regional transmission organizations and independent system operators since its inception three years ago, today announces its expansion into the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) market.
“With the addition of CAISO and its expanding Energy Imbalance Market into our regular coverage, RTO Insider will now provide regular reports on RTO/ISO stakeholder meetings across the country,” said RTO Insider Editor and Co-Publisher Rich Heidorn Jr.

RTO Insider already provides regular coverage of PJM, ISO New England, New York ISO, Southwest Power Pool and MISO. With the addition of CAISO, the publication will bring reports from inside the rooms of the RTOs and ISOs from coast to coast, and from Manitoba to the Gulf of Mexico.

The idea for RTO Insider came several years ago when Heidorn attended a PJM Markets and Reliability Committee meeting while conducting a compliance audit of the RTO for FERC's Office of Enforcement.

“Being ‘inside the room,’ he quickly realized how much information was being overlooked by conventional news organizations,” recalled Chief Operating Officer and Co-Publisher Merry Eisner. “He figured that if he was getting value from being at the meeting, so too would every stakeholder and company doing business there. When we asked potential subscribers what other RTOs/ISOs were of interest, the unanimous reaction was `all of them.’ So now we have journalists across the country who attend the RTO/ISO stakeholder meetings.”

CAISO coverage will be led by Robert Mullin, yet another experienced energy reporter to join the RTO Insider team. He joins the staff of correspondents who will be providing regular, and comprehensive, inside coverage.

Mullin is a former editor with Argus Media, where he oversaw coverage of the U.S. electricity sector, compiled daily power price indexes, and followed developments in the West as a reporter. After a stint writing about California’s cap-and-trade system, he joined RTO Insider to return to covering organized energy markets. He holds an English degree from Tulane University and a master’s in economics from University College Dublin. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Today also marks the inaugural appearance of a new feature in RTO Insider’s coverage, the RTO Insider Top 30, the top publicly-traded companies (by market capitalization) with significant presence in the seven RTOs and ISOs in the U.S. The RTO Insider Top 30 will provide not only earnings information on the companies the publication covers, but context, as well.

RTO Insider also has correspondents covering MISO, PJM, SPP, ISO New England and New York ISO. Short bios of these correspondents can be found at The publication provides independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking.
Features include coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings; coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states within the RTOs/ISOs; and coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders. Nobody provides the coverage of these organizations from inside the room like RTO Insider does. See

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Contact: Ted Caddell
Phone: 434-882-5589

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Ted Caddell
10837 Deborah Drive
Potomac, MD

Phone: 434-882-5589