July 13, 2024

Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC)

West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative
Pathways Backers Advance WEIM/EDAM Governance Proposal
Backers of the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative will move quickly on a proposal to alter the governance of CAISO’s Western EIM and EDAM after voting to approve the plan.
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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.
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Oregon RA Rules Could Favor WRAP Participation

Oregon regulators are moving closer to adopting resource adequacy rules that would incentivize load-serving entities to join the Western Power Pool’s WRAP.

SPP’s MPEC Approves Markets+ Governance Plan
SPP met a major milestone in its Western efforts as a Markets+ committee approved the day-ahead market’s proposed governing document.
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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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Plan Seeks to Boost Prospects for New Transmission in the West

The Western Power Pool floated a plan to revamp transmission planning in the West to spur development of the kind of large-scale transmission projects FERC’s Order 1000 has failed to produce.

FERC Approves Western Resource Adequacy Program
FERC approved the tariff for the Western Power Pool's Western Resource Adequacy Program, allowing the binding phase of the program to commence in 2025.
States Urge More Transparency on Tx Planning, Independent Monitors
State regulators and consumer advocates urged FERC to order increased oversight over transmission owners' planning and spending.
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Oregon RTO Committee Ponders Paths to Regionalization
A meeting to hash out an upcoming Oregon study on RTO membership turned to how the state’s participation might fit into other developments in the West.
Oregon PUC Looks to Modernize Direct Access
Oregon regulators are grappling with how to modernize the state’s direct access program to accommodate a rapidly changing energy landscape.

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