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There are areas in the United States where there are no ISOs and therefore distribution companies do not operate wholesale electricity markets. The Pacific Northwest and the states east of California and west of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas are largely absent. The majority of southeastern states also do not participate in wholesale markets. While these regions must comply with the open access requirement imposed by ferc, electricity exchanges between distribution companies are most often facilitated by bilateral agreements and electricity supply agreements. In April 1996, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) placed two orders that changed the landscape of electricity generation, transmission and distribution in North America. Prior to these shutdowns, the electricity generated and the energy that followed, made available to customers by local service providers, were in the possession and control of individual units that often had all the production, transmission and distribution capacity. Because these companies controlled the supply of energy generated by their own power lines, consumers had little or no choice but to choose the electricity they purchased. There are currently nine ISOs in North America: Order 889, the amended rules for the implementation and regulation of the Sami-Time Rights Information System (OASIS) (formerly real-time information networks) and the standards of conduct prescribed for its use and access. Subsequent provisions provided clarifications, standards and protocols.  In short, an ISO operates a region`s electricity grid, manages the region`s wholesale electricity markets and provides reliable planning for the region`s mass electricity system.
Today`s RTOs do the same with an additional component with greater responsibility for the transportation network, as defined by ferC. Former Grid West participants who had spoken in favour of a possible RTO, mainly public service companies owned by investors and representatives of the state of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah, created the Northern Tier Transmission Group (NTTG), an ongoing effort, but which initially focused on low-cost and relatively simple network improvements , including the ongoing exchange of surface control bugs (ACE); Transparent methods of calculating available transport capacity Planning, as required by FERC Mission 890.