December 8, 2023


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FERC Extends Interconnection Queue Compliance Deadline
FERC extended the compliance deadline for its interconnection queue rulemaking by four months, to April 3, 2024.
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BANC Moving to Join CAISO’s EDAM
CAISO scored a potentially important victory when the Balancing Authority of Northern California said it will pursue membership in the ISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market — and not SPP’s Markets+.
NERC Utah Event Report Underlines Ongoing IBR Issues
NERC and WECC warned that inverter-based resource performance remains an ongoing issue in the Western Interconnection.
FERC Order 2023 Gets Rehearing Requests from Around the Industry
FERC got rehearing requests on its interconnection queue reforms in Order 2023 this week from around the industry.
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In Contest for the West, Markets+ Gathers Momentum — and Skeptics
While some stakeholders are ‘charmed’ by SPP’s market initiative effort, others urge need for deeper tie to CAISO.
PacifiCorp Says It Can Meet Ore. GHG Targets
PacifiCorp will be able to meet Oregon’s ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for electric utilities but “it will not be without challenges,” a company official said.
Panel Explores Consumer Connections to Western RA
Last September, California residents helped the state avert rolling blackouts by acting on an emergency text. What does that mean for RA planning?
FERC Tells PacifiCorp to Fix its Tx Rate Protocols
PacifiCorp’s transmission formula rate protocols lack transparency and may limit the ability of interested parties to review and challenge rates, FERC decided.
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Western Day-Ahead Markets Debated at CREPC-WIRAB
Panelists at the CREPC-WIRAB spring meeting argued over whether the West would benefit more from a day-ahead market run by CAISO or with another run by SPP.
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FERC Orders Changes to PacifiCorp and NV Energy Interconnection Rules
FERC ordered show cause proceedings on PacifiCorp’s and NV Energy’s interconnection rules while approving changes to limit speculative projects in Nevada.

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