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July 15, 2024

Western regionalization

IBEW
Former Opponents Shift Position on CAISO ‘Regionalization’
The change of heart comes as participants in the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative work to build the framework for an independent RTO.
BPA
Study Shows Uneven Benefits for Calif., Rest of West in Single Market

The results from a WMEG study indicate that many entities outside California would see more benefits from a two-market outcome while the Golden State has the most to lose from such a split.

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NM Commission to Set Standards for RTO, Day-ahead Participation
State regulators have launched a process to develop “guiding principles” regarding participation in a regional day-ahead market or RTO.
WECC
Proposed New Western RTO Discussed at CREPC
Utility regulators from Oregon and California discussed their proposal for a new independent RTO covering the entire West for the first time publicly.
California Assembly
Committee Gives CAISO RTO Bill a Cool Reception
Members of the California Assembly Utilities & Energy passed a bill to give CAISO independent governance but uniformly expressed their dislike of it as written.
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SPP MPEC Briefs: April 18-19, 2023
SPP Markets+ stakeholders kicked off the development phase of a proposed “RTO-light” service in the West, heating up the race with CAISO.
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FERC Commissioners Discuss Western Markets ‘Dating Process’
FERC commissioners weighed the pros and cons of Western regionalization, which one commissioner likened to dating, at the CREPC-WIRAB spring meeting in Nevada.
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Western Day-Ahead Markets Debated at CREPC-WIRAB
Panelists at the CREPC-WIRAB spring meeting argued over whether the West would benefit more from a day-ahead market run by CAISO or with another run by SPP.
Gov. Joe Lombardo
New Governor Seeks Shift in Nevada Energy Policy
Gov. Joe Lombardo announced an executive order outlining energy policies for his administration, including the state’s “advancement of energy independence.”
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SPP Unveils Markets+ Governance Structure
SPP has rolled out the governance structure that will oversee the first developmental phase of Markets+, its day-ahead and real-time market in the West.

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