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Energy Imbalance Market - Regional Issues Forum Initiation and Sector Calls 12/15/15

 

 

Summary

The California ISO is hosting conference calls on December 15, 2015 for key industry sectors within the energy imbalance market (EIM) footprint, including the ISO balancing authority area, to participate in the development of the Regional Issues Forum as described in the EIM governance proposal approved by the ISO Board of Governors in September 2015.

 

 

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The ISO is hosting conference calls on December 15, 2015 for key industry sectors within the energy imbalance market (EIM) footprint, including the ISO balancing authority area, to participate in the development of the Regional Issues Forum.  The forum was described in the EIM governance proposal adopted by the EIM Transitional Committee and approved by the ISO Board of Governors in September 2015.

 

The Regional Issues Forum is not meant to replace the ISO stakeholder process, rather it is meant to supplement it and provide a vehicle for representation of neighboring balancing authority areas.

 

As described in the proposal, the sectors listed below will select two liaisons, whose role is to organize the periodic forums and facilitate input and participation from their respective sectors on the topics and content of the forums, in order to ensure a diversity of viewpoints is presented.  Two liaisons of this Regional Issues Forum will be selected by each of the following sectors:

 

•   Transmission-owning utilities:  These entities will be within the EIM footprint, and could be EIM Entities or Participating Transmission Owners;

•   Independent generators and marketers:  Independent generators must be located within the EIM footprint and marketers must be transacting within the EIM footprint;

•   Publicly-owned utilities:  This sector will be made up of publicly-owned utilities (including rural cooperatives), and any federal or state entities, that are within the EIM footprint.  Examples of state and federal entities include power marketing administrations (BPA and WAPA) and state agencies (the California Department of Water Resources, Colorado River Commission and others);

•   Public interest groups and consumer advocates:  This sector will include organizations that represent end-use customers; and

•   Neighboring adjacent balancing authority areas:  This sector will include any balancing authority area whether public or investor owned, including any non-participating power marketing administration that interconnects with the EIM footprint.

 

The ISO is facilitating the initiation of the forum by hosting calls with each of the sectors defined in the governance proposal on the ISO website at

http://www.caiso.com/Documents/Decision_EIM_GovernanceProposal-AttachA-Proposal-Sep2015.pdf.  The purpose of this call is to allow each sector to suggest topics to be discussed at the first forum, which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2016 and select two liaisons as described above.

 

Regional Issues Forum Sector Conference Call Details

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Note:  Each sector call has a separate time and call-in number.

1

Transmission-owning utilities
Call time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in: 877-369-5230, Passcode: 0999264#

4

Public interest groups and consumer advocates
Call time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in: 877-369-5230, Passcode: 0568597#

2

Independent generators and marketers
Call time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in: 877-369-5230, Passcode: 0307711#

5

Neighboring adjacent balancing authority areas
Call time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in: 877-369-5230, Passcode: 0596945#

3

Publicly-owned utilities
Call time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in: 877-369-5230, Passcode: 0754716#

 

 

 

Sector calls to select representatives to serve on the nominating committee for the EIM governing body will be conducted on December 14, 2015.  More information will be provided in a separate market notice.

 

Until the sector liaisons are selected, please submit questions or comments regarding the Regional Issues Forum to EIM@caiso.com.

 

 

For More Information Contact

Stacey Crowley at 916-608-7130 or scrowley@caiso.com

 

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