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Four More #BANC Members Join #California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market

Four More BANC Members Join California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market The Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) recently announced that WAPA’s Sierra Nevada region, along with BANC members from the City of Redding, the City of Roseville, and Modesto Irrigation District, have begun participating in the California Independent … Continue reading Four More #BANC Members Join #California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market

#ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US Arizona Public Service, the largest electric utility in Arizona, announced Thursday morning that it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW of solar generation by 2025, making it one of the largest battery projects in the country. The … Continue reading #ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US

EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions

EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), California ISO’s real-time electricity market, reported benefits totaling more than $71 million during the second quarter of 2018, the largest single-quarter savings since the market opened in 2014. The previous quarterly high of $42 million was set in first three months of … Continue reading EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions

#Idaho_Power, #PacifiCorp choose California ISO for new RC services

Idaho Power, PacifiCorp choose California ISO for new RC services The California Independent System Operator (ISO) welcomed today’s announcements by Idaho Power and PacifiCorp to receive Reliability Coordinator (RC) services from the ISO. Their announcements came after Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) recently committed to receive ISO RC services. “These commitments by entities to … Continue reading #Idaho_Power, #PacifiCorp choose California ISO for new RC services

Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid

Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid Clean Coalition’s Doug Karpa and Craig Lewis argue that combining regional integration with a system of DSOs is a lower-risk approach to save ratepayers money and integrate renewables. To meet its ambitious renewable energy goals, California needs to make its energy system … Continue reading Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid

Power play: How a small co-op wants to open #Nevada ‘s electricity market and own it

Power play: How a small co-op wants to open Nevada’s electricity market and own it Valley Electric Association is taking on NV Energy and dreaming big. The headquarters for the Valley Electric Association sits off a main highway with billboards advertising the casinos of Pahrump, Nev., a small desert outpost about 60 miles from Las … Continue reading Power play: How a small co-op wants to open #Nevada ‘s electricity market and own it

New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewable s

New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewables While most Americans support developing more renewable energy, very few that work outside the energy industry spend any time thinking about how its delivered to their homes or businesses. Likely even fewer are aware of recent developments that might help their own utility … Continue reading New Report: Growing western electricity market delivers increasing economic benefits, low-cost renewable s