April 21, 2024

Sarah Edmonds

Western Transmission Initiatives Differ on Dealing with Cost Allocation

The backers of two separate initiatives to spur development of new transmission in the West are taking different approaches on when to deal with the issue of who should pay for projects.

Public Service Co. of New Mexico Joins WRAP
Public Service Co. of New Mexico joined the Western Power Pool's Western Resource Adequacy Program, bringing the number of participants to 22.
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WPP CEO Looks to ‘Earliest Possible’ Binding Season for WRAP
CEO Sarah Edmonds would like to see the WRAP become “binding” on its participants as soon as possible, but making that transition could still be years away.
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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.
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Western RA Program Secures First ‘Binding’ Phase Participants
Nearly a dozen utilities committed to joining the “binding” iteration of the Western Resource Adequacy Program, with more expected to sign on later this month.
FERC IDs Deficiencies in Western RA Program
FERC asked for more information on the Western Resource Adequacy Program, including how it would accommodate participants without market-based rate authority.
Western Power Pool Names New CEO
Western Power Pool named Sarah Edmonds as new CEO as it seeks to incorporate much of the Western Interconnection into its growing resource adequacy program.

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