April 16, 2024


CAISO Board Approves Nevada Transmission Line to Access Idaho Wind
CAISO’s Board of Governors approved the inclusion of the Southwest Intertie Project-North in to the ISO’s 2022-2023 transmission portfolio.
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Idaho PUC Declines to Join Western RTO Governance Effort

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission last week said it will not join with other state regulators in an initiative to lay the groundwork for an independent RTO designed to serve the entire Western Interconnection.

Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association
NW Hydrogen Hub Supporters Celebrate Region’s Application, Potential
Backers of a proposal intended to draw federal funding to create a hydrogen hub in the Pacific Northwest say their application is ready to be submitted.
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WECC Panel Challenges Conventional Views on Grid Reliability
The electric sector must fundamentally reconsider how it measures and manages grid reliability, speakers on a WECC panel said.
Washington Dept. of Commerce
Northwest States Collaborate to Win Hydrogen Hub
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are preparing a joint proposal to become a regional hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hub.
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9 Western Governors Sign EV Infrastructure MOU
Governors from nine Western states agreed to create an integrated network of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure to support travel and commerce in the region.
Utah Office of Energy Development and S&P Global Market Intelligence
Study Shows RTO Could Save West $2B Yearly by 2030
The development of a single RTO covering the U.S. portion of the Western Interconnection could save $2 billion a year in energy costs by 2030, study says.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Wildfires, Extreme Weather Test Western Regulators
During a meeting of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, regulators shared strategies for dealing with heat waves, cold snaps and wildfires.
FERC Ends Idaho Power MBRA Probe
FERC found Idaho Power had satisfied standards for market-based rate authority and terminated a proceeding it had ordered to find out if the utility was exercising market power in its BAA.
An End to the Universal Service Model?
The increasing number of billion-dollar wildfires, floods and hurricanes has some suggesting an end to the universal service model.

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