April 24, 2024

Ancillary Services

ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee Briefs: April 15, 2024
ERCOT says recent changes to the calculations used to determine ERCOT contingency reserve service have resulted in smaller quantities of the product this year and stalled the need for further modifications.
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IMM Tells MISO to Do More to Curb Fake DR Schemes
MISO’s Independent Market Monitor told the board the RTO must crack down on confirmations to prevent more phony demand response from infiltrating its markets.
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FERC Proposes Restricting Reactive Power Compensation
FERC is seeking comments on a proposal to prohibit including charges associated with reactive power in transmission rates.
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PJM Monitor Finds Markets Overall Competitive
Average load-weighted electricity prices in PJM fell by around half in 2023, the Independent Market Monitor said in its annual State of the Market Report.
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FERC Rejects Tri-State Rates for Failing to Unbundle Ancillary Services
FERC rejected Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s proposed rates, ruling that the cooperative failed to unbundle ancillary services as has been required since 1996. 
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NYISO Business Issues Committee Briefs: March 13, 2024
The NYISO Business Issues Committee approved proposed tariff changes to allow energy storage resources co-located with a dispatchable generator behind a single point of interjection to participate in the markets.
MISO Estimates 2023 Member Savings Near $5B
MISO announced that it saved its membership approximately $5 billion in 2023 by providing a resource sharing pool for utilities.
State of Massachusetts
FERC Approves ISO-NE’s Day-Ahead Ancillary Services Initiative
FERC approved ISO-NE’s proposal to create a day-ahead ancillary services market and retire the current Forward Reserve Market, effective March 1, 2025.
PJM MRC/MC Preview: Jan. 24, 2024
PJM's Members Committee is slated to consider endorsing an overhaul to the RTO's regulation market with one price signal and two products representing a resource’s ability to adjust their output up or down.
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PJM OC Briefs: Jan. 11, 2024
PJM reviewed comments it is jointly submitting with other RTOs on several proposed changes to EPA regulations during the Operating Committee meeting.

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