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DSW ENERGY IMBALANCE MARKET ACTIVITIES

Desert Southwest has been asked to participate in a study that would look at the benefits of joining either the proposed Southwest Power Pool Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) or California Independent System Operator Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).

 

BACKGROUND:

DSW projects operate from the Western Area Lower Colorado (WALC) Balancing Authority (BA). The status quo operating strategy for WALC is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Our current process of using residual hydro capacity which is not being used to serve Firm Electric Service and supplementing with real-time purchases for balancing BA loads is most likely not maintainable due to power availability and cost, as more renewables are interconnected to the bulk electric system. DSW needs to identify the best path forward to be prepared for the future.

 

WAPA AND MARKETS NEWSLETTER

Check out the latest activities regarding energy imbalance at WAPA and markets ​monthly newsletter, April 2020​. See previous issues at the WAPA energy imbalance webpage

 

MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS

March 25, 2020 and April 1, 2020: Energy Imbalance Information Session

November 12, 2019: Energy Imbalance Information Sessions

DSW Updates

The questions and answer documents were reviewed and edited by both CAISO and SPP.

Morning Session with CAISO

Afternoon Session with SPP​

 July 15, 2019: Energy Imbalance Markets in the West customer meeting

EIM RESOURCES

  • CAISO Western EIM*                                    
  • SPP Western EIS*                                    

   *Note: The links are to energy imbalance services provided by other entities                 

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