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CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says benefits from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) “remained strong” during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3’17). The grid operator has released its Q3’17 report showing that the western EIM produced benefits of $40.55 million for its five participating … Continue reading CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

#NV_Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate

NV Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate Update Sept. 21: Ruling against NV Energy, Nevada utility regulators have ordered another consumer session after the electric company quietly revised a general rate application to raise electric rates for more than half a million customers. … Continue reading #NV_Energy pushes back on complaints of rushed rate hike for 500,000 customers amid concerns from state consumer advocate

Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market

Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market Seven electricity providers have announced plans to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) western energy imbalance market (EIM) over the next several years, which dispatches electricity-generating resources more frequently than other Western markets. Most markets in the West dispatch generation hourly. The CAISO … Continue reading Seven electricity providers plan to join CAISO western energy imbalance market

The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding

The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding Seven electricity providers in the western portions of the United States and Canada have plans to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) western energy imbalance market (EIM) over the next several years. The EIM allows for more frequent dispatch of electricity-generating resources in the region. … Continue reading The Western U.S. Sub-Hourly Wholesale Electricity Market is Expanding

#Palo_Verde nuclear plant still ran after backup equipment exploded

Palo Verde nuclear plant still ran after backup equipment exploded For 57 days last year and early this year, one of the nuclear reactors at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix kept running after an explosion knocked a backup generator out of service. Experts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission disagreed strongly over … Continue reading #Palo_Verde nuclear plant still ran after backup equipment exploded

#Nevada Gov. Sandoval signs storage, electric vehicle bills

Nevada Gov. Sandoval signs storage, electric vehicle bills Nevada regulators, directed by the state legislature, will now take a hard look at energy storage and whether utilities should be purchasing more battery resources on the part of their customers. Senate Bill 204 directs state regulators to consider requiring utilities to purchase energy storage in the … Continue reading #Nevada Gov. Sandoval signs storage, electric vehicle bills

#LADWP, #Powerex latest utilities to join California ISO’s energy market

LADWP, Powerex latest utilities to join California ISO’s energy market The California ISO said that it has signed separate agreements with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and with Powerex Corp., for those entities to participate in the western Energy Imbalance Market. LADWP will join the EIM beginning in April 2019, while … Continue reading #LADWP, #Powerex latest utilities to join California ISO’s energy market

Energy Imbalance Market Progress and Why It Matters

Energy Imbalance Market Progress and Why It Matters The news that America’s largest municipal utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), is joining the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) promises to bring even more economic and environmental success to emerging regional electricity markets. LADWP, which serves about 4 … Continue reading Energy Imbalance Market Progress and Why It Matters

#Arizona_Public_Service’s long-range plan still leans heavily on gas

Arizona Public Service’s long-range plan still leans heavily on gas Population growth and a boost in economic activity are both expected to help drive APS demand significantly higher over the next decade and a half. The utility says it expects its resource requirement to reach 13,000 MW by 2032 — about 60% higher than this … Continue reading #Arizona_Public_Service’s long-range plan still leans heavily on gas