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May 22, 2024

Western Interconnection

WECC
Western Plan to Add 13 GW by Summer Comes with Risks
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.
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Governance, Resource Adequacy Key to SPP’s Markets+
The proposed governance structure for SPP's Markets+ service offering and resource adequacy are two key differences with CAISO's RTO proposal.
WECC
WECC Warns West Heading for Resource Shortfalls by 2025
WECC's annual resource adequacy assessment warned that customers throughout the Western Interconnection will be at risk of load loss by 2025.
CAISO
CAISO Reconvenes EDAM Stakeholder Meetings
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.
Washington State Department of Transportation
Wildfires Raise Concerns for Western Transmission Lines
The near shutdown of the California-Oregon Intertie by a wildfire renewed concerns about the vulnerability of major transmission pathways.
WIRAB Reviews Past Year, Looks Ahead to Next
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 Earns NERC Certification
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 Unit to Help Develop Western Markets
PJM and reliability coordinator Peak Reliability announced Thursday they will explore the development of electric markets and other services in the West.
California Policy Goals to Require Significant Transmission Upgrades
California and CAISO must significantly upgrade its transmission system to meet its target of generating 50% of its electricity from renewable resources.
Mountain West RTO Could Pose Competition for CAISO
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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