December 10, 2023

Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC)

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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.
NIPPC Members ‘Carry On’ Without Kahn
Sadness over the recent death of Robert Kahn suffused this year’s NIPPC annual meeting, where speakers remembered and praised the energy veteran.
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Northwest Ponders RTO with Mix of Hope and Skepticism
Talk of an RTO for the Western Interconnection lived during the annual meeting of the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC).
Western Regionalization ‘No-brainer,’ PJM CEO Says
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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