Webinar explores new EIM’s effect on renewable integration

May 28, 2015
3-4:30 p.m. MDT

Join the Four Corners Wind Resource Center You are leaving WAPA.gov. (4CWRC) Thursday, May 28, for Recent Developments in Western Energy Markets, the EIM, and the Integration of Wind Energy. You are leaving WAPA.gov.  

This webinar will highlight the services and operations of the California Independent System Operator, the West’s only organized regional transmission market.  Participants will gain an understanding of the emerging Energy Imbalance Market You are leaving WAPA.gov. (EIM) and its governance, and how the EIM supports wind integration.

The emerging EIM offers Western utilities new market opportunities—and challenges—to integrate wind power and other renewables onto their systems. The industry expects the EIM to improve reliability and lower the cost of renewable energy integration.

Scheduled speakers include Don Fuller, a CAISO representative, who will provide an overview of services and operations of the independent system operator’s organized market. Fuller will contrast CAISO to how other balancing authorities operate in the Western Interconnection. The presentation will highlight the EIM service now being offered to utilities and BAs outside the CAISO footprint.

Rebecca Wagner, Nevada Public Utilities commissioner and chair of the EIM Transitional Committee will provide her perspective on expanding the EIM. Wagner’s presentation will also cover how the market governance will allow parties outside of California to have a formal role in the EIM development.

Register today to learn more about how the emerging EIM can benefit your utility. The webinar will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Afterward, the presentations will be posted on the 4CWRC website.  For questions or more information contact Meghan Dutton.

Learn more about the benefits of the West’s new EIM You are leaving WAPA.gov. in Utility Dive.

Source: Green Power News via Four Corners Wind Resource Center, 5/14/15