The terms used for the initial capitalization in this agreement and the timetables attached to them have the following meanings. The terms used for the first capitalization in this agreement and the timetables attached to it, but not defined below, have, as long as they are defined in Appendix A of the ISO tariff, the meanings that are set out in it. The singular must contain the plural and vice versa. “Include” or “include” means “included, but restricted.” References to a section, article or calendar are a section, article or list of this agreement, unless another agreement or other instrument is established. Unless otherwise in context, references to a statute are considered references to a statute that is amended, replaced or renewed from time to time. Unless the context requires something else, any reference to a “person” includes any reference to a “person,” any reference to a company, joint venture, trust company, association, organization or any other entity, in any event, whether or not it has a separate CAISO Business Practice Manual for Reliability Requirementss, bpmcm.caiso.com/Pages/BPMDetails.aspx?BPM=Reliability%20Requirements A PTO transfers control of the associated transmission entity to CAISO through a transmission agreement. A transmission entity owned exclusively or jointly by a non-participating TO is not controlled directly by CAISO, but under the terms of the bilateral agreement. This settlement agreement will be concluded from March 15, 2000 by and between the operator of the Independent System of California (“CAISO”), the Northern California Power Agency (“NCPA”) and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG-E”), “Party” and collectively “Parties”. There are three phases and, in Phase 1, CAISO develops and completes the planning forecasts and curriculum. At the same time, CAISO is beginning to develop a conceptual plan at the national level. Phases 1 and 2 of the TPP cover a 16-month period from December of the year prior to the first year to the second March.  Phase 3 begins in April of the second year and generally continues until December of the second year (or later, depending on the number and complexity of regional transmission facilities available for tendering). During the first two phases of the TPP, at least four public stakeholder meetings will be held to present, discuss and collect input from stakeholders to the curriculum project.
Long-term aerating contracts are a primary method for LSEs and MSS that are used to meet their resource needs. I dealt with it in detail in section 2 of another document that I published a few months ago. This is linked below. The main objective of the transmission plan is to identify and describe the best restriction solutions in the controlled grid. Transmission solutions include both new transmission equipment, upgrades or additions of existing transmission equipment proposed, taken into account and/or specified in the overall transmission plan during Phase 2 to meet the needs identified by CAISO. Alternatives to transmission solutions are called non-transmission solutions. Solutions that meet an identified need can be either transmission or non-transmission solutions. CAISO will analyze the need for transmission solutions in accordance with the methods and criteria set out in Section 24, the Transmission Control Agreement and applicable business practice manuals.