Activities At direction of GNC /RPIC: Reposted white paper for membership comment –originally posted last August – no comments –posted on As of last night 280 views, 0 comments Scheduled workshop for next week
March MIC Set up two subcommittees: –Market Issues Subcommittee –Seams Issues Subcommittee
Market Issues Subcommittee Chair – Robert Schwermann (SMUD)
Market Issues Subcommittee Responsibilities –Identify issues affecting open and competitive markets –Make recommendations for evaluation and assignment of issues to appropriate committees –Identify market issues - current and future –Develop procedures or BPs to solve issues –Establish issue tracking mechanism
Market Issues Subcommittee Subcommittee Assignment –Develop Scope Statement Work Groups – Permanent –Deals with ongoing issues –Develops items to be handled by subcommittee Task Forces –Issue Specific (Temporary) Goal – Build Consensus among members on specific issues
Market Issues Subcommittee Possible Work Groups –Preschedule and Trading Issues –NAESB and related NERC Activities ATC and OASIS Commercial Impacts
NAESB Coordination MIC Coordination with NAESB will assure there is no overlap of efforts –Three scenarios WECC Creates BP –After board approval the BP becomes a WECC standard WECC Creates BP and files with NAESB WECC submits request for BP to NAESB and requests NAESB draft standard.
SEAMS Issues Subcommittee Chair – Jerry Smith (APS)
SEAMS Issues Subcommittee Mission (draft) - To monitor market/commercial and reliability activities to identify seams issues that need in- depth evaluation to assure that outcomes do not unnecessarily impede efficient competitive electricity markets or the reliability of the Western Interconnection and take appropriate actions.
SEAMS Issues Subcommittee Responsibilities Identify issues or opportunities to assure seamless, efficient competitive electricity markets. Make recommendations for evaluation and assignment of issues to appropriate committees. Receive and evaluate SEAMS Issues identified by others and make recommendations. Identify and review additional seams issues. Develop business practices as assigned. Establish issue tracking mechanism
Where SEAMS Occur SEAMS between Balancing Authorities Regional SEAMS (Northwest, California, Rocky Mountain and Desert Southwest)
Potential SEAMS Issues Tagging timing Congestion management methodologies at boundaries Differences in non-firm curtailment
Possible SIS Task Force Review SSG-WI Issues list Review RTO Seams Task Force Scheduling Timeline Working Group in 2001.
Next Steps Commercial Practices Workshop April 26 – at the Marriott University Park Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Bring results of white paper review to Board in June