December 3, 2023

Western Resource Advocates

Arizona Public Service
APS IRP Envisions Increased Renewables, Natural Gas

Arizona Public Service has filed a 15-year resource plan that lays out a strategy for meeting increasing demand and replacing capacity lost from its coal plant exit.

New Mexico Contemplates Organized Market Choice
When it comes to choosing between Western day-ahead market offerings, who else is participating in the market is a key consideration, a representative of a New Mexico utility said.
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In Contest for the West, Markets+ Gathers Momentum — and Skeptics
While some stakeholders are ‘charmed’ by SPP’s market initiative effort, others urge need for deeper tie to CAISO.
Emissions Bill Stalls in New Mexico Senate
A net zero bill unveiled by New Mexico lawmakers has already stumbled, failing to advance out of a Senate committee.
California Assembly
Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Turn CAISO into RTO
A key California lawmaker introduced a bill to allow CAISO to become a Western RTO by expanding its governance to include representatives from other states.
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California Legislature Asks CAISO to Report on Regionalization
The California State Legislature passed a resolution requesting that CAISO report on efforts to create an RTO in the West and its potential benefits.
TC Energy
Ariz. Regulators Reject Expansion of SRP Gas Plant
Arizona regulators have rejected Salt River Project’s proposed expansion of the Coolidge Generating Station, a gas-fired power plant in Pinal County.
Volvo Trucks
Nevada Joins Multistate Effort to Electrify Trucks, Buses
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed on to a multistate agreement to work toward a goal of 100% sales of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks by 2050.
EBA Panelists: Western RTO Complicated but Necessary
The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Energy Bar Association hosted a panel to discuss the intricacies of creating an organized market in the West.
Gov. Steve Sisolak via Twitter
Nevada Gov. Sisolak Appoints Regional Transmission Task Force
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the membership of a panel that will advise the governor and legislature on potentially bringing the state into an RTO.

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