December 10, 2023

EIM Regional Issues Forum

CAISO May Scrap Policy Catalog; Start from Scratch
CAISO is looking at scrapping a catalog of about 60 proposed policies, which include many stakeholder suggestions, saying the document has become “unwieldy” and it might be better to start over from scratch.
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.
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CAISO Retiring, Incoming CEOs Field Questions
CAISO's outgoing and incoming CEOs answered stakeholder questions in a roundtable discussion hosted by the EIM’s Regional Issues Forum.
Manmade Methane Could Replace Nat. Gas, Backers say
Backers of manufactured methane say it could replace natural gas and help California meet its goal of 100% carbon neutrality by midcentury.
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.
Why 4 Colo. Utilities Joined CAISO EIM, not SPP WEIS
Four Colorado utilities decided to join CAISO’s Energy Imbalance Market instead of SPP’s Western Energy Imbalance Service because of the economic benefits.
EIM Stakeholders Cool to Transmission Feasibility Rules
EIM stakeholders reacted coolly to a proposal by Utah’s Deseret Power Electric Cooperative to tighten the market’s rules on transmission feasibility.
EIM Entrants Cite Changing West as Motivation for Joining
CAISO’s EIM Governing Body and Regional Issues Forum heard from Modesto Irrigation District, Tacoma Power and Turlock Irrigation District.
Western EIM Benefits Top $800 Million
CAISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market posted more than $801 million in benefits for its participants after five years of reporting quarterly results.
Isolation, Illiquidity Drove Avista’s EIM Decision
Avista's [NYSE:AVA] Scott Kinney explained the factors that led to the utility's decision to join CAISO's EIM during the market’s Regional Issues Forum.

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