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May 29, 2024
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NW Cold Snap Dispute Reflects Divisions over Western Markets
Debate Around January Freeze is Proxy for Contest Between EDAM, Markets+
The Northwest grid was heavily supported by imports during an extreme cold snap in January.
The Northwest grid was heavily supported by imports during an extreme cold snap in January. | © RTO Insider LLC
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A dispute around the January cold snap that forced Northwest utilities to sharply increase electricity imports to meet surging demand has become a proxy for the broader day-ahead market contest between CAISO and SPP.

Energy MarketWestern Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM)