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Stakeholder input is essential to ISO planning processes and for the success of new initiatives from policy development to implementation. We are committed to providing ample opportunity for stakeholder input into ongoing policy initiatives to develop enhancements to the Western EIM. As entities join, we anticipate new proposals, and have processes in place to gather stakeholder feedback to ensure we evolve to meet participants’ needs.  

Stakeholder Initiative Status

Release Planning

Annual Policy Initiatives Roadmap Process

Current stakeholder initiatives

Using links in the table below, users can track policy development milestones, phases, meeting dates, document postings, comments and submission deadlines, and filings and implementation dates for each initiative.

Initiative process
Stakeholder process status
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​Decisional ClassificationProposal DevelopmentDecision​Implementation
Commitment costs and default energy bid enhancements ​E2​X
Day-ahead market enhancements ​E2X
Energy storage and distributed energy resources phase 4 ​E2X​
Extended day-ahead market ​E2X​
Hybrid resources ​E2X​
FERC Order 831 - import bidding and market parameters  ​E2X
Flexible ramping product refinements ​E2X​
Intertie deviation settlement ​E2
Local market power mitigation enhancements 2018E1

Market settlement timeline ​E2​X
System market power mitigation ​E2​X
Western EIM base schedule submission deadline ​X
Western EIM governance review ​E1​X

E1: Initiative falls entirely or partly within EIM Governing Body's primary authority

E2: Initiative falls entirely or partly within EIM Governing Body's advisory authority

E3: Hybrid where primary driver for initiative is EIM-specific

E4: Hybrid where primary driver for initiative is not EIM-specific

Learn how initiatives are identified and classified for decision by the EIM Governing Body.


Completed stakeholder initiatives and activities