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​To create a governance structure for Western EIM, a transitional committee was formed, inclusive of stakeholders throughout the west. These stakeholders came together to design a governance framework formalized in a charter. The charter establishes the EIM Governing Body, which has been delegated levels of authority from the ISO Board of Governors on rules specific to participation in the EIM. In addition, the charter establishes two other components of the overall governance structure for the EIM: a Body of State Regulators and a Regional Issues Forum.


Governing Body members

The EIM governing body was designed by regional stakeholders to give entities throughout the west a voice in decision-making on EIM matters. The five members of the governing body were nominated by a committee of western stakeholders. These members bring a high level of professionalism and leadership, with work experience in public power, investor-owned utilities, and as state regulators. Click a member for their biography.


Valerie Fong, Chair

Carl Linvill, Vice Chair

Travis Kavulla

John Prescott​ 

Current meeting materials

Previous EIM Governing Body meetings

EIM governance foundational documents 

EIM Governing Body year 1 request for feedback

EIM nominating committee members 

Nominees for the EIM governing body are identified by a nominating committee comprised predominantly of stakeholders as vacancies occur. The first candidate slate was approved by the ISO Board of Governors on June 28, 2016, and all future nominations will be approved by the EIM Governing Body. For more information about the nominating committee or its current members, use the links below.

Governance development  

Energy Imbalance Market Governance Development

Effort to develop a long-term governance structure on EIM issues.


Energy Imbalance Market Transitional Committee

The committee will develop a proposal for a long-term EIM governance structure and will advise the Board on matters related to the final testing and early operational phase of the EIM.


Energy Imbalance Market Foundation

This section provides general information on EIM, key foundational documents and historical initiatives that were the basis for the development of the market.

EIM Meeting Calendar

Board of Governors, EIM Governing Body and Committees Meeting Schedule

Governing Body audio streaming

See agenda for expected meeting times.


Meeting: April 24, 2019

Call-in number: 800-230-1093

Conference ID: 466294

Listen-only streaming audio: 


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For information on or assistance with the Governing Body, please contact:
Jennifer Rotz

For information on or assistance with the EIM Body of State Regulators (BOSR), the Regional Issues Forum, or the Nominating Committee, please contact:
Peter Colussy