APS and PSE Begin Participation in Western EIM

On October 1, three energy traders from Arizona Public Service (APS) sat in front of 24 computer screens and successfully completed their first transaction as a participant in the western regional Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) operated by the California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO).

Idaho Power to Join Western EIM, Creating Cost Savings for Customers

The California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) and Idaho Power have signed an agreement for the utility to participate in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) beginning in April 2018, contingent upon necessary regulatory approvals. Idaho Power – a regulated utility that serves over half a … Read more…

NV Energy Enters the Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) and NV Energy announced on December 1 that the Nevada-based utility had successfully begun participating in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). “We welcome NV Energy’s entry into the western EIM,” said CAL-ISO CEO Steve Berberich, adding, “The … Read more…

Western EIM Announces Q3 Benefits, Awaits FERC Approval of NV Entry

The California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) reported on October 27 that gross benefits realized in the third quarter of this year from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) totaled $12 million, bringing the cumulative benefits since the market’s launch to $33.41 million. The western EIM … Read more…

PG&E Issues RFO for DR Auction Pilot

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) circulated a Request for Offers (RFO) on October 6 for the first phase of its Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) pilot program – a partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to  enable demand … Read more…

CAL-ISO Gets FERC Approval for Backstop Capacity Auctions

On October 1, the California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) got the go-ahead (Docket No. ER15-1783-000) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to revise its capacity procurement mechanism (CPM) by implementing a competitive solicitation process. The new auction process is intended to ensure that sufficient … Read more…

CAL-ISO Approves Governance Proposal for Western EIM

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) Board of Governors approved a proposal on September 17 that outlines the governance structure for the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) – a real-time energy wholesale market went live last November. The EIM is expected to have a … Read more…

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