A group of Western utilities plans to help SPP develop its Markets+ program in the West and to examine the benefits of joining it or CAISO's day-ahead market.
SPP said it plans to close its Western Energy Imbalance Service, with members joining either its proposed Markets+ program or its Western RTO.
WECC gathered leaders from the Western Interconnection’s four reliability coordinators to ask what keeps them up at night.
RC West praised its members for collaborating to manage the Western heat wave in mid-August that prompted CAISO to initiate rolling blackouts
PG&E's bankruptcy looks likely to continue through the first half of 2020, while CAISO seeks to expand its EIM and meet reliability requirements.
The Western Interconnection’s transition to multiple reliability coordinators ended well when SPP took over the remaining Peak Reliability territories.
Having become RC of record for much of the West, CAISO’s RC West is taking on new responsibilities as time error and GMD monitor for WECC.
All systems are go as WECC enters the final stretch to ensure its dozens of balancing authorities safely integrate into new Reliability Coordinators.
RC West staff briefed its Oversight Committee on its launch of reliability coordinator services in CAISO and the progress of its Phase 2 expansion.
The certification process for SPP’s reliability coordination function in the Western Interconnection began with an on-site visit by two dozen industry reps.
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