In an interview, CAISO CEO Elliot Mainzer touted the importance of interregional coordination — and a single Western market — to meet state policy and reliability goals.
The West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative is advancing on its $570,000 funding target. And its members also are wading deeper into one of the key subjects it was conceived to address: CAISO's governance.
The Bonneville Power Administration plans to issue a draft decision on its day-ahead market participation in August, followed by a final decision in November.
The change of heart comes as participants in the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative work to build the framework for an independent RTO.
Backers of an effort to create the framework for an independent Western RTO know how much money they’ll need to get things off the ground, and they’re seeking funders.
CAISO sent the California Legislature a summary of recent studies of Western regionalization, information intended to aid discussion of the ISO becoming an RTO.
CAISO released a draft report on Western regionalization that is intended to revive talks on the ISO becoming a multistate RTO and bolster legislation.
Arizona has joined Colorado, Nevada and Oregon in exploring membership in an RTO in the Western Interconnection.
A recent report concluded that a Western resource adequacy program could require state regulators & utilities to relinquish some control over IRP processes.
In an interview with RTO Insider at CAISO’s headquarters, outgoing CEO Steve Berberich talked about Western regionalization and his impending retirement.
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