Presentation on theme: "Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee Report to the Market Interface Committee Philip Tice March 6-7, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee Report to the Market Interface Committee Philip Tice March 6-7, 2008
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Issues MIS is Addressing Day-Ahead Trading Timelines Guideline Policy on Market Energy Terms/Transactions in Reliability Prescheduling Evaluation Task Force Merchant Communications Business Practice
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Prescheduling Evaluation Task Force PETF
Western Electricity Coordinating Council PETF Status Majority of research and drafting completed. Paper contains lots of good information. Balance between finishing paper and having it complete. Challenge remaining is taking paper beyond just being a compilation of information.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council PETF Update Next Steps –PETF conference call in mid March to collaborate on Executive Summary. –Present report to MIS at April Meeting. Questions. Contacts - Emily Shults or Leesa Nayudu
Western Electricity Coordinating Council NERC/NAESB ATC Drafting Team WECC Efforts
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Energy Product Code Drafting Team
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Regional Criteria Status Approved by MIC in October Approved by WECC Board in December 2007 New Energy Product Codes added to NERC TSIN Product Code registry in early February. Old Energy Product Codes removed from NERC TSIN Product Code registry in early March.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Regional Criteria Status The Regional Criteria has been implemented. The Drafting Team has completed its work.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update Task Force posted a Trading Timelines Proposal on WECC web site under general comments. –Issue is trading starts as early as 5 am PPT. –Proposed solution is reinstitute agreement of 6 am trading start time and request adjustment of ICE physical index determination times.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update Questions asked in Trading Timelines Proposal: –Do you support what is being considered (and why). –Do you oppose it (and why). –In what ways can this concept be improved.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update 35 comments received over one week! Broad response geographically and by organization type. Majority of responses supportive. –Improved load and resource planning information. –Reduces time spread between electric and gas trading. –Addresses issue of a known time to be ready to trade. –Petition change in ICE physical index calculation times.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update Task Force presented a recommendation to MIS in January. MIS approved a trading timelines guideline.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council So What is a WECC Guideline? Definition: A WECC Committee approved document whose purpose is to educate, train, and/or promote consistency among members. There are no specific penalties for non- compliance. Non-compliance issues should be discussed and resolved through the WECC standing committees.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council WECC Trading Timelines Guideline Guideline: The trading of day-ahead energy transactions in the Western Interconnection should begin no earlier than 6:00 a.m. Pacific Prevailing Time.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council WECC Trading Timelines Guideline Background: For several years there has been an informal agreement that day-ahead trading in the WECC should begin no earlier than 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Recently the day-ahead trading has been occurring as early as 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This has resulted in day-ahead trading analysts and traders on the West Coast having to come in at increasingly earlier and uncertain hours to complete the necessary forecasts and analysis, prior to the beginning of trading. The MIS was asked if it could evaluate the situation and perhaps facilitate a solution. The MIS is fully aware it cannot establish trading timelines. However, market efficiencies and liquidity are a concern of the MIS. Some have expressed an additional concern that rate payers might be disadvantaged by such trading practices and having pricing indexes affected by trading activity prior to West Coast traders being on site and prepared to trade.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council WECC Trading Timelines Guideline Support: There has been strong support from market participants to begin trading at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Comments from the industry were solicited from January 15 to January 22, 2008 and brought a significant response with near unanimous support for the 6:00 a.m. start time.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update MIS requests the MIC approve this guideline. Implementation date - April 1, MIC Chair to notify the electricity trading community: WECC membership WSPP WPTF ICE, Dow Jones and other index publishers Trading platforms and Broker community.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update Discussion & Questions.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Update Motion: The MIC approves the Trading Timeline Guideline with an implementation date of April 1, The MIC chair is instructed to notify the WECC membership and other appropriate parties in the electricity trading community of the approval of the guideline and the implementation date.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Policy on Energy Market Terms/Transactions in Regional Reliability Standards
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market T/T in Reliability Standards MIS discussed whether a WECC policy should be developed addressing use of energy market terms or transactions in regional reliability standards. MIS concluded a policy was warranted. MIS developed a policy. MIS approved a policy and instructed its chair to seek MIC approval.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council So What is a WECC Policy? Definition: A WECC Board Approved document whose purpose is to establish the general path, direction and objectives agreed to by the Board, and provide guidance for subsequent Regional Reliability Standards, Regional Criteria, and Guidelines. There is no compliance measurement or enforcement associated with Policies.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market T/T in Reliability Standards Policy Principles –Energy market terms and transactions should not be part of establishing or affecting requirements in a mandatory reliability standard. –Energy market terms and transactions may be appropriate to how an entity complies with a mandatory reliability standard.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams The Question – Should the MIC/MIS advocate providing drafting teams with guidance as issues arise or should the it advocate development of a comprehensive WECC guidance document to use by drafting teams?
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams Where have drafting teams looked to understand the process to accomplish their task? WECC Standards Development Process. NERC Reliability Standards Development Process. Instructions from NERC, FERC, WECC.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams MIC Steering Discussion. –MIS policy a component of guidance. –MIC should advocate need for guidance document at JGC and volunteer to lead effort. –NERC procedure as a foundation. –Inform Board and coordinate with GNC. – Policy on when regional reliability standards will be used?
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams Benefits of developing a policy. –Clarity. –Consistency. –Measurability. –Efficiency. –Compress the process.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams Reasons to maintain status quo. –No need to address the obvious. –Unproductive use of time and resources. –Not a regular activity.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams Discussion & questions.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Guidance for Drafting Teams Direction to pursue: –MIS Policy vote. –Advocate development of guidance document for drafting teams at JGC. Discussion & questions.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market T/T in Reliability Standards Motion: The MIC approves the Policy on the use of energy market terms or transactions in reliability standards. The MIC chair is instructed to advance this policy to the WECC Board for approval.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Merchant Communications Drafting Team
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Merchant Communication Drafting Team WECC received a Communication Protocol Business Practice Request in early October. Request is Communications to preempt or aid in mitigating Capacity and Energy Emergencies. Assigned to MIC. MIS form a Drafting Team.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Drafting Team Steve Kerns - Chair Jeff Ackerman, Brenda Anderson, Ali Amirali, Prem Bahl, Joy Barton Shannon Black, Bill Casey, David Lemmons, Patrick Monson, Chris Nebrigich, Phil Tice, Larry Williamson, Luis Zaragosa, Wells Mike
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Recent Activities Conference call meetings January 11 th & 25 th, February 22 nd. DT posted and distributed a survey in early February –What communications do you use today? –Should both merchant and reliability entities be notified? –Should LSE initiate and send the message?
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Recent Activities (Cont.) DT survey questions. –Should a WECC developed communication process be used before an EEA is declared? –Will the communication process be abused by some? –Should a scripted message be used? –Are there security concerns with these messages?
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Recent Activities (Cont.) DT survey questions. –What are effective methods to deliver messages to real time traders? wesTTrans bulletin board, WECCNet, –Could this open the door for anti- competitive behavior?
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Next Steps DT analyzing survey responses. DT is debating whether this should be a WECC regional criteria or a guideline. DT goal is to have a process available for use by summer, with approvals to follow. Questions –contact Steve Kerns
Western Electricity Coordinating Council NWPP Merchant Communications Task Force Update
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Daily Assessment Data Update Data issues being discussed: –Inclusion of uncertain resources (returning to service from outages). –Inclusion of purchases that are yet to be made. –Load forecast accuracy. –Sustainability of resources. –Consideration of intermittent resources –Frequency of data updates. –Data disconnect (what data represents) between reliability and merchants.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Daily Assessment Data Update Task force developed whitepaper framing the issue. Reliability entities responsible for determining data requirements. A WECC wide issue. MIC and OC subcommittee involvement likely.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee 2008 Goals Support efforts of the NERC/NAESB and the WECC ATC standard drafting teams. Evaluate effects of pre-scheduling timelines and procedures on reliability and markets within WECC. Support the MIC in increasing and strengthening the communication of NAESB activities; to assist WECC members in monitoring, understanding, and participating in NAESB activities
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee 2008 Goals Monitor FRR and other proposed reserve policies and evaluate market implications. Support the drafting team in developing a WECC-wide merchant reliability communications methodology. Support the MIC objective of providing the interface between the merchant and reliability community.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council MIS Meetings April Las Vegas August 7-8 Salt Lake City November To be determined
Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee QUESTIONS????