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June 16, 2024

Ancillary Services

SPP
SPP Files to Incorporate Western Entities into RTO
SPP filed bylaw amendments at FERC to place seven Western entities under its tariff that, if approved, will make the RTO the first grid operator with markets in both major interconnections.
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MISO Pursuing More Dynamic Regulation Reserves
MISO said a riskier operating environment means it needs a more nuanced approach to its regulation reserve requirements.
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ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: May 22, 2024
ERCOT stakeholders plumbed the depths of Robert’s Rules of Order and amended motions before endorsing a rule change that allows the grid operator to manually release contingency reserve service from economically dispatched resources after repeated violations of the system power balance constraint. 
PJM
PJM MRC Briefs: April 25, 2024
The PJM Markets and Reliability Committee delayed voting on a proposal to establish a multi-scenario long-term transmission planning process to allow stakeholders to see what action FERC may take on regional planning.
ERCOT
ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: April 15, 2024
ERCOT says recent changes to the calculations used to determine ERCOT contingency reserve service have resulted in smaller quantities of the product this year and stalled the need for further modifications.
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IMM Tells MISO to Do More to Curb Fake DR Schemes
MISO’s Independent Market Monitor told the board the RTO must crack down on confirmations to prevent more phony demand response from infiltrating its markets.
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FERC Proposes Restricting Reactive Power Compensation
FERC is seeking comments on a proposal to prohibit including charges associated with reactive power in transmission rates.
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PJM Monitor Finds Markets Overall Competitive
Average load-weighted electricity prices in PJM fell by around half in 2023, the Independent Market Monitor said in its annual State of the Market Report.
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FERC Rejects Tri-State Rates for Failing to Unbundle Ancillary Services
FERC rejected Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s proposed rates, ruling that the cooperative failed to unbundle ancillary services as has been required since 1996. 
Analysis Group
NYISO Business Issues Committee Briefs: March 13, 2024
The NYISO Business Issues Committee approved proposed tariff changes to allow energy storage resources co-located with a dispatchable generator behind a single point of interjection to participate in the markets.

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