December 2, 2023

SPP Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS)

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FERC Approves PSCo’s Temporary CO2 Price
FERC on Tuesday approved Public Service Company of Colorado’s request to use the social cost of carbon to help dispatch its generation for the next few months.
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SPP Brings Back Ex-staffer to Develop Western Services
SPP has welcomed back ex-staffer Carrie Simpson to lead the continued development of its service offerings in the Western Interconnection.
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New Study: Increased Savings from SPP RTO West Expansion
Western utilities interested in SPP’s RTO West offering released a study showing the grid operator’s expansion could produce huge annual savings.
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SPP Continues to Build on Markets+ Offering
SPP and Western entities interested in the RTO’s Markets+ “RTO light” offering continued to inch toward each other during another development session.
SPP Monitor: Impacts of WEIS in Year 1 ‘Limited’
SPP’s Western Energy Imbalance Service market saw “very limited growth” in its first 13 months, SPP’s MMU said in its first annual report on the market.
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SPP Strategic Planning Committee Briefs: April 13, 2022
SPP says its Markets+ day-ahead offering in the Western Interconnection is on track to be completed by the end of the year.
Changing Grid, State Policies Favor Western RTO
CAISO, SPP and the Western Power Pool are all maneuvering to organize the Western electricity sector, and conditions finally seem ripe for change.
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Colorado Utilities Choose WEIS over WEIM
Public Service Company of Colorado, Platte River Power Authority and Black Hills Colorado Electric said they plan to join SPP’s WEIS market in April 2023.
MMU Releases Fall Market Reports for SPP, WEIS
SPP’s MMU is “strongly” recommending that TCRs' funding shortfall be considered a high-priority item, according to its latest quarterly market reports.
SPP Board of Directors/Members Committee Briefs: Oct. 26, 2021
SPP’s Board of Directors approved the RTO’s third competitive transmission project, awarding a 345-kV line’s construction to NextEra Energy Transmission.

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