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August 15, 2013



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New Computer Based Training Available: Introduction to the Energy Imbalance Market




The California ISO has posted an introductory computer-based training module, which provides a high level overview of the energy imbalance market.



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The ISO has posted an Introduction to the Energy Imbalance Market computer-based training (CBT) module to help stakeholders understand the energy imbalance market (EIM). The new training is available at


Topics that are covered include:


EIM concepts - definition, benefits, and changes

Key players - roles and responsibilities

Implementation timeline - milestones and stakeholder process


The energy imbalance market is an exciting new development in the western interconnection. It allows entities outside of our balancing authority to take advantage of ISO's automated 5 minute real-time dispatching capability. This training session is the first in a series of educational sessions designed to provide a foundation for understanding EIM, covering the benefits of this new market and how certain parties will be affected. Because this session is computer-based, stakeholders can learn about EIM at their convenience.


More information on the Energy Imbalance Market initiative is available at



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