July 21, 2024

CAISO regionalization

CAISO CEO Emphasizes Power of Partnership in West
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.
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Western RTO Effort Makes Gains on Funding, Legal Analysis
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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
BPA Targets August for Draft Day-ahead Market Decision

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.

Former Opponents Shift Position on CAISO ‘Regionalization’
The change of heart comes as participants in the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative work to build the framework for an independent RTO.
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Western Pathways Initiative Sets Budget, Seeks Funders
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 Sends Regionalization Report to Lawmakers
CAISO sent the California Legislature a summary of recent studies of Western regionalization, information intended to aid discussion of the ISO becoming an RTO.
Utah Office of Energy Development and S&P Global Market Intelligence
CAISO Issues Report on Western Regionalization Studies
CAISO released a draft report on Western regionalization that is intended to revive talks on the ISO becoming a multistate RTO and bolster legislation.
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Arizona to Weigh RTO Membership
Arizona has joined Colorado, Nevada and Oregon in exploring membership in an RTO in the Western Interconnection.
Western RA Effort Could Wrest Some Control from States
A recent report concluded that a Western resource adequacy program could require state regulators & utilities to relinquish some control over IRP processes.
Western RTOs ‘Imperative,’ Says Retiring CAISO CEO
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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