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Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee Report to the Market Interface Committee Philip Tice October 30-31, 2008.

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1 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee Report to the Market Interface Committee Philip Tice October 30-31, 2008

2 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.

3 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines

4 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Background The MIC approved the Trading Timeline Guideline at its March 2008 meeting. April 1, 2008 implementation date. WECC membership and electricity trading community informed of guideline. Guideline has been ignored. Recommendation to withdraw the Guideline at June 2008 MIC meeting.

5 Western Electricity Coordinating Council 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.

6 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Trading Timelines Guideline Motion: The MIC approves the withdrawal of the Trading Timeline Guideline Effective December 1, The MIC chair is instructed to notify the WECC membership and other appropriate parties in the electricity trading community of the withdrawal of the guideline.

7 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Policy on Energy Market Terms/Transactions in Regional Reliability Standards

8 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market T/T in Reliability Standards - Background MIS presented a policy for approval at March 2008 MIC meeting. MIC tabled the Policy. MIC agreed WECC should have a guideline document for developing standards, regional criteria, etc. JGC supports this effort. MIC to work with WECC staff and develop a draft policy.

9 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Status - Market T/T in Reliability Standards Standards Request Routing Committee process enhancements. Regional Criteria and Guidelines process issues. Develop WECC drafting team instruction manual. Housekeeping item.

10 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Status - Market T/T in Reliability Standards Questions?

11 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Prescheduling Evaluation Task Force PETF

12 Western Electricity Coordinating Council PETF Background PETF report completed. Posted for Comment. WECC membership comments.

13 Western Electricity Coordinating Council PETF Status MIS actions on key issues in conclusions: –Definition of preschedule - in PPDT scope. –Reliability incidents - no further action. –Obstacles to 3 days on Friday - investigate. –Minimize exception days - in PPDT scope. –Uniform timeline – a goal. –Day ahead transactions outside of preschedule - ponder.

14 Western Electricity Coordinating Council PETF Status Next Steps –Wrap up loose ends. –Dismiss the drafting team at November 2008 MIS meeting. Questions

15 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Merchant Communications Drafting Team

16 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Merchant Communication Drafting Team Background –Communications to preempt or aid in mitigating Capacity and Energy Emergencies –Demonstration of local market being exhausted –Drafting team has completed a Merchant Communication Protocol. –Posted for comment under WECC- 0040/Merchant Communications. –Member comments.

17 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Status - Merchant Communication Drafting Team Drafting team has posted answers to comments. Communication Protocol to be a Guideline. Structured communication. Uses wesTrans OASIS and WECCnet.

18 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Status - Merchant Communication Drafting Team Next Steps –Drafting team posts revised protocol for comment. –Responds to comments and further refines protocol, if required. –Guideline to MIC for approval at next meeting. Questions. Contact – Steve Kerns - BPA

19 Western Electricity Coordinating Council MIS Meetings November st Salt Lake City.

20 Western Electricity Coordinating Council Market Issues Subcommittee QUESTIONS?


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