Up to 13 GW of new generation and storage resources are planned to come online in the Western Interconnection by the end of this summer.
The proposed governance structure for SPP's Markets+ service offering and resource adequacy are two key differences with CAISO's RTO proposal.
WECC's annual resource adequacy assessment warned that customers throughout the Western Interconnection will be at risk of load loss by 2025.
CAISO restarted the stakeholder process to expand its Western Energy Imbalance Market from a real-time to a day-ahead interstate market after a 14-month break.
The near shutdown of the California-Oregon Intertie by a wildfire renewed concerns about the vulnerability of major transmission pathways.
The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board recounted its accomplishments in 2020 and laid out what it hopes to achieve in 2021.
CAISO's RC West operation has won NERC certification and is on track to begin serving balancing authorities in California and parts of Mexico on July 1.
PJM and reliability coordinator Peak Reliability announced Thursday they will explore the development of electric markets and other services in the West.
California and CAISO must significantly upgrade its transmission system to meet its target of generating 50% of its electricity from renewable resources.
A parallel effort to create an organized electricity market (RTO) is taking shape in the inland West even as CAISO attempts to expand.
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