CAISO/WEIM

The California Independent System Operator serves about 80% of California's electricity demand, including the service areas of the state's three investor-owned utilities. It also operates the Western Energy Imbalance Market, an interstate real-time market covering territory that accounts for 80% of the load in the Western Interconnection.
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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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Northwest Public Power Group Endorses Markets+ over EDAM
The Public Power Council has asked the Bonneville Power Administration to choose SPP’s Markets+ when the agency issues its day-ahead market “leaning” in April.
Idaho Power
FERC Challenges Market-based Rates for Idaho Power’s Home Territory

FERC threatened to revoke Idaho Power’s market-based rate authority in its home territory, citing the utility’s failure of a key market power test.

CAISO
CAISO Seeks to Address Market Power Mitigation Discrepancy
CAISO staff and stakeholders are looking to address an inconsistency in how the ISO tests for structural market competitiveness inside and outside of its balancing authority area in the Western Energy Imbalance Market.
AEU
AEU Grades ISO/RTO Queues as Order 2023 is Implemented
Advanced Energy United has released a scorecard that ranks the seven domestic ISO/RTOs on their generator interconnection processes, finding room for improvement in every one.
Edison International
SCE Sees Wildfire Risk Decline as Load Outlook Improves
Independent measures show Southern California Edison has sharply reduced its financial risk from catastrophic wildfires compared with pre-2018 levels, Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro said.
CAISO
CAISO CEO Emphasizes Power of Partnership in West
In an interview, CAISO CEO Elliot Mainzer touted the importance of interregional coordination — and a single Western market — to meet state policy and reliability goals.
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Western RTO Effort Makes Gains on Funding, Legal Analysis
The West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative is advancing on its $570,000 funding target. And its members also are wading deeper into one of the key subjects it was conceived to address: CAISO's governance.
LADWP
LADWP Poised to Join CAISO Day-ahead Market After Board OK

CAISO notched another victory in the competition to bring organized markets to the West when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s oversight board authorized the utility to prepare to join EDAM.

CAISO
CAISO Releases Draft Interconnection Process Enhancements Proposal
CAISO released its final draft proposal out of its Interconnection Process Enhancements, its initiative to address the “unprecedented and unsustainable interconnection request volumes” submitted in the current and prior study windows.

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