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June 14, 2024

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Tri-State CEO Gives Update on Energy Transition
Tri-State CEO Duane Highley spoke with ACP CEO Jason Grumet about how cooperatives are managing the transition from coal to renewables and balancing clean energy goals with reliability.
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SPP Board of Directors/MC Briefs: May 7, 2024
SPP CEO Barbara Sugg warned the RTO’s board and stakeholders that the grid operator faces new and stronger headwinds, even as it met its corporate goals’ first-quarter milestones.
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SPP Markets+ Participants Executive Committee Briefs: Jan. 23-24, 2024
Stakeholders have discussed the likelihood that there may be two day-ahead markets in the West, CAISO’s Extended Day-ahead Market and SPP’s Markets+ and/or RTO West.
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Conditions Finally Reverted to (Somewhat) Normal for SPP in 2023
SPP chalked up numerous successes during 2023 without the effects of a global pandemic or severe winter storms.
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Proposed New Western RTO Discussed at CREPC
Utility regulators from Oregon and California discussed their proposal for a new independent RTO covering the entire West for the first time publicly.
California State Assembly
CAISO Regionalization Bill Put on Hold
California Assemblymember Chris Holden said he will hold a bill that could eventually turn CAISO into an RTO while he tries to overcome opposition.
California Assembly
Committee Gives CAISO RTO Bill a Cool Reception
Members of the California Assembly Utilities & Energy passed a bill to give CAISO independent governance but uniformly expressed their dislike of it as written.
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FERC Commissioners Discuss Western Markets ‘Dating Process’
FERC commissioners weighed the pros and cons of Western regionalization, which one commissioner likened to dating, at the CREPC-WIRAB spring meeting in Nevada.
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EBA Addresses ‘Zeitgeist’ of Western Regionalization
The Energy Bar Association Western Chapter heard panelists and CAISO's CEO discuss rapidly evolving efforts to organize markets and an RA program in the West.
California Assembly
Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Turn CAISO into RTO
A key California lawmaker introduced a bill to allow CAISO to become a Western RTO by expanding its governance to include representatives from other states.

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