June 24, 2024

EIM Body of State Regulators

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Idaho Commissioner to Join WECC Executive Ranks
Idaho Public Utilities Commissioner and WIRAB Chair Kristine Raper will join WECC as vice president of external affairs beginning Jan. 24.
EIM Governance Review Committee OKs Power Share with CAISO
The Western Energy Imbalance Market's Governance Review Committee approved its proposal for a new delegation of authority between the EIM and CAISO boards.
CAISO Board Approves EIM Governance Changes
CAISO and the EIM Governing Body approved changes to the EIM’s governance structure involving the selection of body members and stakeholder engagement.
West Needs to Add Transmission for Renewables, CEOs Say
Western states must work together to build transmission avoid blackouts, Idaho Power CEO Lisa Grow and CAISO CEO Elliot Mainzer agreed.
Study: Western RTO Could Yield $1.2B in Yearly Savings
The creation of a Western RTO could save the region more than $1.2 billion annually in electric costs, according to a new study.
Western EIM Governing Body Hears COVID-19 Updates
The pandemic has curtailed electricity demand and made it challenging for new entities to go live with the Western EIM, but recent activations went well.
EIM Governing Body Approves ‘Consolidated’ Initiatives
The EIM Governing Body approved a set of market initiatives that represents a narrowed-down version of a package CAISO had proposed.
Western Regulators Supportive of EIM Charter Changes
Western state utility commissioners expressed support for providing the CAISO EIM Governing Body with increased authority.
EIM Charter Changes Would Give Governing Body More Power
CAISO management is proposing to amend the EIM charter to explicitly provide the market’s Governing Body with a voice in any future governance changes.

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