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July 21, 2024

Northwest Energy Coalition (NWEC)

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Pathways Participants See ‘Pivotal’ Chance to Build New Kind of RTO
The West faces a “pivotal” opportunity to develop a fresh approach to managing its electricity markets, one that could update RTO governance to better accommodate the public policy.
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Seams Concerns Won’t Drive Day-ahead Market Decision, BPA Says
BPA’s choice of a day-ahead market will not be driven by concerns about the impact of the seams that would divide the two markets proposed for the West, an agency official made clear.
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BPA Staff Recommends Markets+ over EDAM
The Bonneville Power Administration released a much anticipated staff report that tentatively recommends the agency choose SPP’s Markets+ over 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.
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NW Cold Snap Dispute Reflects Divisions over Western Markets

A dispute around the January cold snap that forced Northwest utilities to sharply increase electricity imports to meet surging demand has become a proxy for the broader day-ahead market contest between CAISO and SPP.

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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.

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Region Still Split as BPA Approaches Day-ahead Market Decision
The Bonneville Power Administration is pulling back from its ambitious schedule for choosing which Western day-ahead market it will join, officials with the federal power marketing administration said during a workshop.
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West-Wide Governance Pathway Group Digs into its Work
The committee tasked with laying the groundwork for an independent Western RTO is confronting a complex set of challenges on an ambitious timeline.
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Wash. Considers Eliminating EV Charger Chip Reader Requirement

Washington's Department of Agriculture is mulling a petition by the EV charging industry to eliminate a state requirement that public chargers contain a credit card chip reader for payments.

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NW Stakeholders Divided on BPA Timeline for Day-ahead Decision
Electricity sector stakeholders expressed divisions over BPA's plan to pursue an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to join CAISO’s EDAM or SPP’s Markets+.

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