July 19, 2024

SPP Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS)

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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.
FERC Rejects SPP WEIS Market Power Rule

FERC rejected SPP’s proposed market power test for the Western Energy Imbalance Service, saying it gave the Market Monitor too much discretion.

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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.
SPP Hands Lucas, Kelley New VP Positions
SPP has added to its senior leadership team by naming Antoine Lucas as vice president of markets and David Kelley as vice president of engineering.
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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 Briefs: Week of Aug. 22, 2022
Colorado utility Platte River Power Authority is the latest Western utility to express intent to evaluate participation in SPP's RTO West.
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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.
SPP Regional State Committee Briefs: July 25, 2022
SPP regulators have approved a recommendation for three DC ties that will connect the RTO’s Eastern and Western Interconnection footprints.

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