The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is taking active steps to participate in the western power grid's Energy Imbalance Market, subject to approval by its board, the city council and the Mayor of Los Angeles, LADWP recently said.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 22 issued a notice of inquiry into revising how it assesses market power in electric utility industry mergers and other transactions under section 203 of the Federal Power Act and applications for market-based rate authority under section 205 of the FPA.
The New York Public Service Commission recently determined there is a greater need for new transmission facilities and upgrades in western New York.
The Balancing Authority of Northern California and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District on Oct. 21 announced their intent to initiate negotiations with the California Independent System Operator Corporation to participate in the western energy imbalance market, or EIM.
Staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 20 presented a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for winter energy markets, noting that those markets are expected to be well supplied for the coming season.
The New York Public Service Commission is launching proceedings to review the state's retail energy markets serving mass-market customers after determining that those markets "are not providing sufficient competition or innovation to properly serve consumers."