Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Governance Development

The implementation of EIM necessitates that all entities, whether inside or outside California, are given a voice in the decision-making process going forward. The EIM Transitional Committee is a stakeholder body tasked with developing a long-term governance structure and advising the Board on EIM. Through this initiative the EIM Transitional Committee will first evaluate the general relationship between the ISO and EIM Governing Body, and criteria for evaluating governance proposals. Then the committee will vet its proposal for long-term EIM governance with stakeholders.


As part of its proposal to provide Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) services to other balancing authorities in the west, the ISO worked with stakeholders to establish a governance structure that gives western entities a decision-making voice. In 2013, a two-step process to form a long term EIM governance structure was initiated. The first step established a temporary advisory committee - the Transitional Committee - which developed an independent EIM governance structure. In 2015, the advisory committee’s long-term governance proposal for the energy imbalance market was implemented. Visit the Governing Body page.


Board of Governors approval: Sept. 17, 2015

Board of Governors appointed Transitional Committee members: May 30, 2014


Market notices

Proposal development

Transitional Committee development