Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC)
The committee tasked with laying the groundwork for an independent Western RTO is confronting a complex set of challenges on an ambitious timeline.
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 approved the tariff for the Western Power Pool's Western Resource Adequacy Program, allowing the binding phase of the program to commence in 2025.
State regulators and consumer advocates urged FERC to order increased oversight over transmission owners' planning and spending.
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 regulators are grappling with how to modernize the state’s direct access program to accommodate a rapidly changing energy landscape.
Sadness over the recent death of Robert Kahn suffused this year’s NIPPC annual meeting, where speakers remembered and praised the energy veteran.
Talk of an RTO for the Western Interconnection lived during the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC).
PJM is leaving the door open to developing an organized electric market in the Western Interconnection, despite the downfall of Peak Reliability.
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