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June 14, 2024

Western Power Pool (WPP)

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FERC Allows Berkshire Utilities to Earn Market-based Rates in WRAP
FERC approved tariff revisions by Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiaries PacifiCorp, Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power that will enable the utilities to earn market-based rates when participating in the WRAP.
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WRAP ‘Binding’ Phase Delay Finds Stakeholder Support

Members of a key WRAP stakeholder group have expressed support for the recent move by participants to delay the program’s “binding” penalty phase by one year, to summer 2027.

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Participants ‘Unwaveringly Committed’ to WRAP, WPP CEO Says
Western Resource Adequacy Program participants still strongly support the program despite recently appealing to delay its “binding” penalty phase by one year due to concerns about capacity shortages, WPP's Sarah Edmonds said.
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WRAP Participants Seek 1-Year Delay to ‘Binding’ Operations
Citing “significant new headwinds” to securing energy resources, participants in the Western Resource Adequacy Program are seeking to delay the program’s “binding” penalty phase by one year, to summer 2027.
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Powerex Report Expands NW Cold Snap Debate

A new report from electricity marketer Powerex adds to the expanding debate around what transpired on the Western grid during a January cold snap that saw the Northwest forced to import large volumes of power.

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NW Freeze Response Shows WEIM Value, CAISO Report Says
The 80-page report represents the latest volley in an ongoing skirmish among Western electricity sector stakeholders over what exactly occurred on the regional grid during the Jan. 12-16 deep freeze.
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NW Cold Snap Dispute Reflects Divisions over Western Markets

A dispute around the January cold snap that forced Northwest utilities to sharply increase electricity imports to meet surging demand has become a proxy for the broader day-ahead market contest between CAISO and SPP.

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WestTEC Transmission Effort Selects Stakeholder Committee

Western Power Pool has announced the 24 members of a stakeholder group that will participate in the West-wide transmission planning effort.

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WPP: Cold Snap Showed ‘Tipping Point’ for Northwest Reliability
Imports from the Southwest and Rockies helped the Northwest survive January’s cold, showing the region’s reliability is at a “tipping point,” WPP said.
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Group Looks to Create ‘Actionable’ West-wide Transmission Plan
Backers of the recently formed Western Transmission Expansion Coalition want to fill a void in the Western Interconnection by producing an “actionable” interregional transmission study.

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