November 30, 2023

Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)

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CREPC-WIRAB Weighs Western Transmission, Markets
The CREPC-WIRAB spring meeting focused on regional markets and transmission planning in the West, including FERC's recent transmission planning NOPR.
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Idaho Commissioner to Join WECC Executive Ranks
Idaho Public Utilities Commissioner and WIRAB Chair Kristine Raper will join WECC as vice president of external affairs beginning Jan. 24.
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Oregon RTO Committee Ponders Paths to Regionalization
A meeting to hash out an upcoming Oregon study on RTO membership turned to how the state’s participation might fit into other developments in the West.
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CAISO Agrees to Share More Power with EIM
CAISO's Board of Governors and the Western Energy Imbalance Market Governing Body agreed to a new split of authority in which FERC could settle disputes.
EIM Governance Review Committee OKs Power Share with CAISO
The Western Energy Imbalance Market's Governance Review Committee approved its proposal for a new delegation of authority between the EIM and CAISO boards.
Western EIM Governing Body Elects New Member, Chair
The EIM Governing Body elected Jennifer Gardner to replace retiring member Carl Linvill and appointed Anita Decker as its new chair.
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Study Shows RTO Could Save West $2B Yearly by 2030
The development of a single RTO covering the U.S. portion of the Western Interconnection could save $2 billion a year in energy costs by 2030, study says.
Colorado Energy Office
Xcel Delays Joining EIM to Examine Options
Xcel's Public Service Company of Colorado decided to delay its entry into CAISO's Western Energy Imbalance Market in order to re-examine its decision.
Cold Snap Yields Record Q1 Benefits for Western EIM
CAISO's EIM provided its members $101.01 million in economic benefits during the first three months of 2021, an increase of 75% over a year ago.
Wheeling Debate Tests West, CAISO CEO Says
CAISO stakeholders are still wary of the new proposed wheel-through provisions the ISO has submitted to FERC for clarity on the complex issue.

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