December 2, 2023


Industry Cool on Revised Winter Weather Standard

The team revising NERC’s cold weather standard has more work ahead after industry respondents put the freeze on their latest proposed revisions with a negative segment-weighted vote of more than 56%.

WEIM Sees Record Q1 Benefits with Growth of Footprint
CAISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market yielded members $418.82 million in economic benefits during the first three months of 2023, a first-quarter record.
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Wash. Poised to Become Net Electricity Importer by 2050
The push for decarbonization will transform Washington from a key exporter of electricity to a net importer by mid-century, a state agency has found.
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Wash. Bill Seeks to Accelerate Renewable Buildout
A bill to boost construction of renewable power in Washington picked up support — ranging from strong to conditional — at a key Senate hearing.
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Western RA Program Secures First ‘Binding’ Phase Participants
Nearly a dozen utilities committed to joining the “binding” iteration of the Western Resource Adequacy Program, with more expected to sign on later this month.
SPP’s Markets+ Offering Attracts 6 More Western Entities
Seven Western entities have now expressed support for participating in the next phase of SPP's market development in the Western Interconnection.
Western EIM Tops $2B in Benefits
CAISO's Western Energy Imbalance Market surpassed $2 billion in total member benefits only 20 months after hitting the $1 billion mark in 2020.
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BPA Set to Go Live in Western EIM in May
The Bonneville Power Administration is on target to enter the Western EIM in early May after executives made a final determination on its market readiness.
Western EIM Nears $2B in Total Benefits
CAISO's Western Energy Imbalance Market hit a record $739 million in member benefits in 2021, putting its total close to $2 billion since it launched in 2014.
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Avista, Tacoma Power Stick with March Entry into WEIM
Washington utilities Avista and Tacoma Power will not delay their entry into the Western EIM, despite BPA’s decision to postpone joining by two months.

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