ERCOT’s Board of Directors has resolved one of two contentious issues between staff and stakeholders, setting the other aside for the time being.
ERCOT told the Texas PUC that it will change its outage-request procedures to avoid having too much generation offline at one time.
MISO said it is close to completing a proposal to create a four-season capacity market after floating a rudimentary plan with skeptical stakeholders.
MISO expects adequate resources for the fall, though planned generator outages are expected to be higher this year.
MISO said a new rule prohibiting resources on extended outages from offering capacity contributed to the historic spike in Zone 7 prices in April’s PRA.
Stakeholders asked if MISO’s new long-term generation outage policy played a role in driving up Michigan capacity prices in the Planning Resource Auction.
SPP’s Board of Directors approved the first two revision requests stemming from the Holistic Integrated Tariff Team’s work.
SPP CEO Barbara Sugg assured stakeholders the RTO is taking careful steps to reopen while the pandemic still rages, making clear it will be a slow process.
Warmer-than-usual weather this summer means MISO will likely have to declare an emergency, even without heavy loads or a high volume of generation outages.
The MISO footprint sank deeper into the COVID-19 twilight zone in early April, with demand flattening further and some maintenance outages frozen.
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