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January 25, 2022


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Western EIM Nominating Committee Starts its work for 2022: Updated Member List Posted to Western EIM Website


The California ISO announces that the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Nominating Committee has started its process to nominate a slate for the EIM Governing Body seats for which the terms are scheduled to expire in 2022. An updated list of Nominating Committee members has been posted to the EIM Governance webpage that reflects a few new members and the Public Interest/Consumer Advocate sector’s new voting role.


According to the Selection Policy for the EIM Governing Body, the Nominating Committee must convene no less than 100 days prior to the scheduled expiration of any member’s term to begin the process of identifying potential candidates for the seat.


The Nominating Committee must take the following steps to identify a candidate(s) to bring to the EIM Governing Body for approval in a general session meeting:

  • Determine if the EIM Governing Body members whose terms are scheduled to expire have expressed a desire to be nominated for a new term, and if so, decide whether to re-nominate the departing member(s) without interviewing other candidates.
  • If the Committee does not decide to proceed in this manner, then it should ask the Executive Search Firm to identify at least two qualified candidates per open seat to interview.

EIM Governing Body member Val Fong has notified the California ISO that she is not seeking reappointment when her term ends on June 30, 2022. EIM Governing Body member John Prescott has expressed his interest in being reappointed when his term ends on the same day. The Nominating Committee has scheduled discussions to determine their next steps.


The EIM Governing Body is a five-member body that works closely with the California ISO Board of Governors and exercises shared authority over rules of the Western EIM. Candidates for the EIM Governing Body are selected by a Nominating Committee comprised of representatives of Western EIM stakeholders.


Current members of the Nominating Committee are:




Voting Members


Kathy Anderson, Idaho Power

EIM Entities

Chris Summers, San Diego Gas & Electric

Participating Transmission Owners

Johnny Casana, Pattern Energy

Energy Suppliers and Marketers of Generation, ESPs

Randy Howard, Northern California Power Agency

Publicly-Owned Utilities

Hayley Williamson, Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Body of State Regulators

Nicole Hughes, Renewable Northwest

Public Interest and Consumer Advocate Groups

Non-Voting Members


Rob Kondziolka, EIM Governing Body

EIM Governing Body

Severin Borenstein, ISO Board of Governors

ISO Board of Governors



Stacey Crowley at or (916) 300-4603

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