In 2015 a transitional committee, with representatives from throughout the west, was formed to create an EIM governance structure. Formalized in a charter, the stakeholders designed a governance framework that established the Governing Body, the Body of State Regulators, and the Regional Issues Forum.

Governance foundational documents 

Nominating committee

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  

EIM Governance Development

2014 effort to develop a long-term governance structure on EIM issues.


EIM Transitional Committee

The transitional EIM stakeholder advisory committee developed long-term EIM governance structure proposal and advised the Board of Governors on the final testing and the early operational phase of the EIM.


EIM Foundation

The California ISO worked extensively with stakeholders to provide Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) services to other balancing authorities in the west.