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Canary Media: A Western US Energy Market Would Boost Clean Energy. Will It Happen?

Posted by Jeff St. John on Jun 10, 2024

Canary Media covers recent developments, potential benefits, and regulatory hurdles related to the creation of a regional Western RTO. The story quotes United's Brian Turner, who highlights the importance of establishing a cohesive energy market in the West. 

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Topics: United In The News, Western RTO, California, Brian Turner

E&E News: Western Market That Could Boost Renewables Moves Forward

Posted by Jason Plautz on Jun 3, 2024

E&E News reports on NV Energy's intent to join the California Independent System Operator Extended Day Ahead Market. United's Leah Rubin Shen is quoted on the several benefits of NV Energy joining a single electricity market. 

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Topics: United In The News, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO, Nevada

Extended Day-Ahead Market Shows Critical Mass with Sixth Utility Committing to Join

Posted by Caroline Grace on May 31, 2024

One step closer to advancing Western integration  

Today, national business association Advanced Energy United applauds NV Energy’s signal of intent to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) extended day-ahead market (EDAM), recognizing the several benefits of joining a unified regional electricity market in the West. NV Energy becomes the sixth market participant to indicate it intends to join EDAM.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO, California

E&E News: Western Power Market Plan Would Reshape Grid Oversight

Posted by Jason Plautz on Apr 12, 2024

E&E News reports on the key takeaways from the highly anticipated West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative proposed framework that could help create a new electricity market. The article quotes United's Brian Turner on the progress Nevada and Colorado are making in joining an RTO. 

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Topics: United In The News, Western RTO, Brian Turner

RTO Insider: Western RTO Group Floats Independence Plan for EDAM, WEIM

Posted by Robert Mullin on Apr 11, 2024

RTO Insider reports on the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative’s highly anticipated straw proposal. The article quotes United's Leah Rubin Shen applauding the decision and building on CAISO's Energy Imbalance Market and Extended Day-Ahead Market

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Topics: United In The News, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO

Clean Energy Business Representatives Applaud Proposal from West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative

Posted by Caroline Grace on Apr 10, 2024

Western Regional Electricity Market Progress Continues to be Made 

Today, the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative Launch Committee released a straw proposal that outlines a plan to establish an independent entity to oversee Western markets, building on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) and extended day-ahead market (EDAM). Clean energy industry representatives from Advanced Energy United, Pattern Energy, and Enel North America applauded the proposal, which will help advance efforts to build a regional transmission organization (RTO) in the West. 

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO, California

Utility Dive: Bonneville staff backs joining SPP’s Markets+ day-ahead market over CAISO alternative

Posted by Ethan Howland on Apr 5, 2024

Utility Dive reports on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)'s recommendation to join Southwest Power Pool’s Markets+ initiative instead of the California Independent System Operator’s planned day-ahead market. The article quotes United's Leah Rubin Shen, who classifies BPA's decision as premature due to the ever-changing landscape.

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Topics: United In The News, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO

Two New Entities Commit to CAISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market

Posted by Caroline Grace on Mar 21, 2024

New market approval continues forward momentum for RTO development in the West

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, national business association Advanced Energy United applauded the commitment of Portland General Electric and Idaho Power to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) extended day-ahead market (EDAM), an electricity market poised to deliver enhanced reliability, economic, and environmental benefits to utilities and communities through the West when it begins in 2026.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Leah Rubin Shen, Western RTO, California

FERC Greenlights CAISO’s New Extended Day-Ahead Market

Posted by Adam Winer on Dec 22, 2023

New market approval a significant development for the West, says Advanced Energy United

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the creation of a new extended day-ahead market (EDAM) by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), a significant development for the region. As CAISO notes in its news release, FERC’s action represents a major advance toward greater coordination of Western electricity markets. 

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Press Releases, Western RTO, California, Brian Turner

Clean Energy Industry Applauds State Regulators’ Call for a Western Region Electricity Market

Posted by Angelyn Tabalba on Jul 14, 2023

Western commissioners’ letter signals positive collaboration around regionalization to deliver reliable, affordable energy to the West and calls for action on Western RTO development 

SACRAMENTO, CA -  Today, commissioners from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington sent a letter to the leadership of the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation (CREPC) outlining their intent to work collectively toward a West-wide Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). The letter represents a breakthrough in efforts to advance the regions’ energy landscape and is key to creating a market that fosters collaboration, improved reliability, and economic growth. Advanced Energy United, the national clean business association, applauded the effort and released the following statement:

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Topics: Press Releases, Amisha Rai, Western RTO