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May 21, 2024

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26 Western Entities Signal Continued Support for Markets+
More than two dozen Western electricity sector entities sent a letter to SPP expressing support for the continued development of the RTO’s Markets+, which is competing for participants with CAISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market. 
BPA
Parties Split on Biden Administration Deal on Snake River Dams
House Republicans lambasted a deal that the Biden administration struck between Oregon, Washington and four tribes on four dams along the Snake River.
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CAISO GHG Working Group Seeks Clarity on Problems, Definitions
A meeting of CAISO’s Greenhouse Gas Coordination Working Group illustrated the complexity Western stakeholders confront in addressing greenhouse gasses in the region’s expanding electricity markets.
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EBA Forum Examines the Details of the Grid’s Transition
A major focus at the Energy Bar Association meeting was on how to ensure reliability and affordability as the grid transitions to a cleaner future.
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SPP Markets+ Stakeholders Begin Tariff’s Development
Potential SPP Markets+ participants democratically endorsed the first pieces of the day-ahead market’s tariff, acquiring a taste of the grid operator’s stakeholder process at the same time.
Space Age Fuel
Wash. Cap-and-Trade Auction Prices Break Soft Cap
Washington’s second cap-and-trade auction netted more than $557 million in revenue after bidders bought all 11.035 million carbon allowances on offer last week.
ParPacific
Wash. Looks to Sell 11M Allowances in 2nd Cap-and-Trade Auction
Washington is aiming to auction off enough cap-and-trade credits to cover more than 11 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
Rye Development
Wash. Approval of Pumped Storage Project Sparks Dissent
In approving a water quality certificate for a pumped storage project along the Columbia, Washington sparked protests from area tribes and some environmental groups.
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Inslee Signs Wash. Bill to Dim Turbine Lights
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill requiring wind farms to turn off their blinking aviation obstruction lights at night when no low-flying aircraft are around.
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Wash. Allocates Millions from Cap-and-Trade Fund
A pumped storage site, solar farms and agrivoltaic ventures are among the projects receiving funding from the state's cap-and-trade fund.

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