September 17, 2015
FERC Orders Alignment in Dispatch, Settlements
By Rich Heidorn Jr.
FERC issued a preliminary order Thursday that would require RTOs and ISOs to align their settlement and dispatch intervals, saying it was the first of a number of proposals the commission plans to act on based on what it learned from the price formation proceeding it began last year.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RM15-24) would require organized markets to settle real-time energy and operating reserve transactions financially at the same five-minute time interval that it dispatches those resources. It would also require the markets to eliminate any lag between declaring a shortage and beginning shortage pricing.