July 13, 2024


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. 
West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative
Pathways Initiative Discloses Funders, Reiterates Goals
The West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative has secured commitments of financial support from 24 utilities and other electricity-sector organizations and expects that list to grow.
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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Washington 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.
Washington State Democrats
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.

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