Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS)
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.
Colorado utility Platte River Power Authority is the latest Western utility to express intent to evaluate participation in SPP's RTO West.
SPP regulators have approved a recommendation for three DC ties that will connect the RTO’s Eastern and Western Interconnection footprints.
SPP is continuing its delicate dance with Western utilities with a charm offensive that includes a first-hand look at the RTO’s sausage-making process.
CAISO issued a straw proposal for its extended day-ahead offering in the Western Energy Imbalance Market, a renewed effort at greater Western regionalization.
A group of Western utilities plans to help SPP develop its Markets+ program in the West and to examine the benefits of joining it or CAISO's day-ahead market.
SPP said it plans to close its Western Energy Imbalance Service, with members joining either its proposed Markets+ program or its Western RTO.
CAISO's Western Energy Imbalance Market hit a record $739 million in member benefits in 2021, putting its total close to $2 billion since it launched in 2014.
SPP has laid out its clearest explanation yet of its five-year plan to expand its presence and establish an RTO in the Western Interconnection.
CAISO intends in 2022 to focus on long-term transmission planning, interconnecting storage and extending the real-time Western EIM to a day-ahead market.
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