​To create a governance structure for 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 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 PrescottKristine Schmidt

Current meeting materials

  • EIM Governing Body meeting Mar 12, 2019
    • EIM GB 1) Public comment
    • EIM GB 5) EIM Nominating Committee process update
    • EIM GB 6) Briefing on policy outlook
    • EIM GB 7) Decisions on local market power mitigation enhancements proposal
    • EIM GB 8) Briefing on proposed revisions to decisional classification rules and decision on advisory role
    • EIM GB 9) Briefing on EIM governance review next steps
    • EIM GB 10) Briefing on western energy imbalance market and benefits
    • EIM GB 11) Informational reports

EIM body of regulators (BOSR)

The primary function of the EIM body of state regulators is to learn about the EIM, EIM Governing Body and related ISO developments that may be relevant to their jurisdictional responsibilities. The regulators will hold periodic meetings and may express a common position in the ISO stakeholder process or to the EIM Governing Body on EIM issues, but is not restricted from taking any position before FERC, ISO Board of Governors, or any other forum concerning matters related to EIM or the ISO. Learn more about the EIM – BOSR, and find a calendar of events, meetings materials, etc. on the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) website using the following link.

Regional Issues Forum

This forum is organized by ten self-selected sector liaisons that facilitate input and participation from respective sectors on the topics and content not currently part of an ongoing ISO stakeholder process. The forums, to be held approximately three times a year, will allow stakeholders to discuss broad issues related to the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), be open to the public, and encourage all those interested to attend and participate. The forum may produce documents or opinions for the benefit of the EIM Governing Body, California ISO Board of Governors, and the ISO. More information about the Regional Issues Forum and how to participate use the link below.

Regional Issues Forum >>

EIM governance foundational documents 

Previous EIM Governing Body meetings

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.


EIM Meeting Calendar

Board of Governors, EIM Governing Body and Committees Meeting Schedule

Governing Body audio streaming

See agenda for expected meeting times.


Meeting: March 12, 2019

Call-in number: 800-230-1074

Conference ID: 464311

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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 regulators (BOSR), the Regional Issues Forum, or the Nominating Committee, please contact:
Peter Colussy